US Embassy Film: Saving the Ocean: Shark Reef and The Sacred Island (2011, 60 min, G)
Staff of the Embassy of the United States in Canberra explore American issues and culture on film.
Shark Reef, profiles innovative efforts to protect sharks from the devastating effects of the global shark fin trade. Our narrator, U.S. marine biologist Carl Safina travels to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve in Belize, where targeted regulations on fishing are helping sharks thrive.
The Sacred Island is set in Zanzibar, off the East African coast, where local villagers fought a resort development in their pristine reefs and lagoons through a combination of activism, education and regulation. Safina meets local fishermen practicing low-impact fishing techniques inspired by Islamic principles. Screened consecutively in association with World Environment Day.
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