BREAKING NEWS!! Whale sharks are now fully protected in Peru! 💙
It is now illegal to target, capture, and retain a whale shark or trade in any whale shark parts across Peru. If one is caught accidentally, it must be released without harm.
This is another major marine conservation step forward for the country. In January of 2016 they enacted strong regulations to safeguard the world's largest known manta ray population as well.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, including but not limited to Victor Manuel Narro Alberca, Dení Ramírez, Rossana Maguiño, Ale Mendoza Pfennig , Miguel Romero, Aaron Canepa Sosaya, Pacifico Adventures, Oceanica Expeditions Perú, Spondylus Escuela De Buceo / Dive Center, North Shore Peru Expeditions and all the artisanal fishermen who sent their reports. #savesharks #whalesharklove #conservation