The WWF, one of the world’s largest conservation groups, is getting into the shark fishing business. But before you get all outraged, know there is a strategy behind buying a $100,000 shark-fishing license for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: They are planning not to use it.
The idea is to make it unavailable to others, protecting not only the sharks, but also any other creatures disturbed when trawling nets are dragged through its seas. “This will also prevent dugongs, turtles, and dolphins being killed as by-catch, and help the reef heal after the worst coral bleaching in its history,” WWF Australia’s conservation director Gilly Llewellyn told ABC News.
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