PALAU TO BE DECLARED a SHARK SANCTUARY !!!!!!!!
Friday September 25, 2009
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, New York.
H.E. Johnson Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau, will announce to the General Assembly of the United Nations that the waters of Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone (230, 000 Sq. Miles / 620,000 Sq. Kms.) are declared the worlds first officially recognized SHARK SANCTUARY!
President Toribiong will also called for a global ban on shark-finning and for other nations to follow suit.
President Toribiong’s declaration will signal Palau’s continued position as a global leader in shark protection and puts to rest recent fears that Palau’s resolve in protecting sharks was waning. With this announcement Palau will remain clearly at the very forefront of worldwide efforts to protect sharks from unsustainable destruction.
This is tremendous news for Palau and for the worldwide battle to protect sharks from unsustainable destruction!
Sam’s Tours anxiously awaits the official announcement and will deeply commend President Toribiong for his strong international leadership in world wide efforts to protect sharks.