Thursday, September 04, 2014

Pacific Icons!

Avatea - source.
Sharks are iconic to Pacific islanders’ culture, beliefs, traditions and sense of identity through totems. From Kiribati, Solomon Islands to Fiji and across the Pacific, shark legends and tales make up the rich cultural fabric that is the heritage of Pacific islanders.

Sharks and their close relatives, the rays, are important as well for food security by maintaining healthy reef systems that people rely heavily on for their main source of protein and income. Important for cultural expression, food and livelihoods it is inconceivable therefore to allow a situation where Pacific islanders exist without sharks and rays.
Yes this is good news - more details here.
To be continued!

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