On Friday, September 25, 2009, H.E. Johnson Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau, a tiny Pacific Island nation, declared the waters of Palau's Exclusive Economic Zone (230, 000 Sq. Miles / 620,000 Sq. Kms.), as the worlds first officially recognized SHARK SANCTUARY, during a meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York.
President Toribiong also called for a global ban on shark-finning and for other nations to follow suit. Through his actions, President Toribiong has placed Palau at the very forefront of worldwide efforts to protect sharks.This is a tremendous day for Palau and for worldwide efforts to protect sharks from absolute and unsustainable destruction!
Palau Shark Sanctuary deeply commends President Toribiong for his international leadership in world efforts to protect sharks.We are very proud of President Toribiong and of Palau on this momentous occasion.Well done Mr. President! Thank You! Dermot Keane Palau Shark Sanctuary
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