Whale Sharks – Swara magazine 2013


Swara magazine – cover story on Kenyan whale shark project

The October-December 2013 issue of Swara, focused on the controversial whale shark captivity project that was rejected by Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority in July 2013.

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Digital copies of the two articles are available for download here:

AGAINST WHALESHARK CAPTIVITY – by David Obura, David Rowat, Aaron Nicholas and Simon Pierce.

FOR WHALESHARK CAPTIVITY – by Volker Bassen.

 

August 2015 update – the project proponent appealed to Kenya’s National Environment Tribunal to get the rejection overturned. In the course of this case, and back-room negotiations between NEMA and the project proponents some deal seems to have been made such that the EAWST/Seaquarium has pulled their case against NEMA. However no documents from NEMA have been forthcoming about this case (as of 1 September 2015), so it is unclear what has happened, and if they have indeed lifted their objection to the project. See this page for further updates.