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The truth about Traditions...

By La Tisha Parkinson, activist, Trinidad & Tobago


We tend to think of traditions as something that remains the same forever, but that's not true. A tradition is simply a custom that we pass on. However, a tradition can change whenever we need it to. A changed tradition is still a tradition.

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Sharks have existed for over 400 million years, but over two-thirds of the world’s shark species are threatened by overfishing today

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Only 6% of the world’s ocean is dedicated as a Marine Protected Area for sharks and rays

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Sharks are worth far more to us alive than they are dead. In diving tourism, a single reef shark is worth $250K, versus a one time value of $50 when caught for food


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La Tisha Parkinson

I am an island girl, working at the intersection of education and ocean conservation.

My biggest passion is people.

My main goal is to ensure everyone has the ability to live their best lives.

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