Saturday, October 24, 2009

When Shark Conservation Goes Bad...

Was reviewing my various feeds and came across this post from Patric over at Shark Divers.  Interesting post on shark conservation and once again forces coming into play that make me ask myself over and over again - "Do people really care about sharks?..." (Of course a lot of them do) - but a lot do not and are looking for a buck, fame, ego massages, and the list goes and point:

"Recently an apparent "Grand Shark Conservation Heist" happened within the shark community, and for the most part it went unnoticed and unchallenged.

It was a theft of intellectual property, the brazen day light robbery of ideas and a two year conservation plan that was not generated by, nor did belong to, those who subsumed it.

Intellectual property is as real as personal property. In the conservation world intellectual property is the currency of the entire movement. Conservation ideas that are unique, powerful, and visionary are what move others who lack long term vision, to conserve sharks..."

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