Oceania

Support for International Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Oceania is Growing as New Zealand Joins the CMS Sharks MOU

Bonn, 13 July 2015 - New Zealand signed the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) on 6 July 2015. 

13 July 2015

Sharks: deter rather than cull, says Western Australia premier

The premier of Western Australia remains in favour of personal devices to deter sharks instead of culling, nets and drumlines following the death of a 17-year-old g

23 April 2017

Fewer sharks equals fatter fish, research shows

As shark populations decline, fish face less pressure from the top of the food chain. As a result, new research shows, fish are getting fatter.

20 April 2017

Call to classify shark culling and drum lines as threats to endangered species

Humane Society applies for lethal shark control programs to be listed as ‘threatening’ under conservation act

19 April 2017

Tonga remains a sanctuary for whales

All Tongan waters are declared a sanctuary for whales,” Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said at the opening of an international "Whales in a Changing Ocean" conference today in N

04 April 2017

This Small Island Nation Makes a Big Case For Protecting Our Oceans

Two years ago, Palau created one of the largest marine reserves on the planet—and it's paying off.

03 April 2017

Thousands of birds flock to Australia's inland lakes after record rain

Tens of thousands of coastal birds have flocked to the outback after record-breaking rains filled inland lakes to their highest levels in three decades.

03 April 2017

Real-life Sharknado? Cyclone Debbie washes up shark on Australian street

A journalist filming floods in the aftermath of the storm found a dead bull shark in the town of Ayr, prompting residents to draw connections to Sharknado.

30 March 2017