Posted On 23 Aug 2017
Spanish singer Miguel Bosé joined a campaign that seeks to protect the hammerhead shark and the fauna of the Darwin and Wolf Marine Sanctuary (north of the Galapagos Islands) from illegal fishing.
“We can not allow fishing fleets to invade marine sanctuaries by killing more than 100 million sharks a year,” Bosé lamented in a statement.
Last year, Ecuador announced the importance of the preservation of the marine sanctuary, framed in a new zoning to protect hammerhead sharks, a species in extinction.
Bosé, who is the honorary guard of this Ecuadorian reserve located some 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, will promote the fundraising through the Crowdrise internet platform.
The initiative, which has raised about $ 15,000 in its first six days, is led by marine scientist Pelayo Salinas and aims to raise money for the purchase of two high-speed ships to patrol and combat illegal fishing in the Galapagos Islands.
According to Salinas, the Galapagos Islands have “the largest concentration of sharks on the planet,” which makes them “the world mecca of diving.” (I)