Conservation is defined as the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife. Aquaria KLCC is seriously committed to the conservation, protection and breeding of marine life through active participation in several projects.
As top predators, sharks help to manage healthy ocean ecosystems. And as the number of large sharks decline, the oceans will suffer unpredictable and devastating consequences. Sharks help maintain the health of ocean ecosystems, including seagrass beds and coral reefs.
100 million sharks are killed each year to meet the increasing demand for shark fin soup. Sharks are often still alive when their fins are hacked off. As the meat is not as highly in demand, these sharks are thrown back into the sea and left to die, a slow, painful death. This is resulting in close to a 99% decline on some shark species..
Healthy oceans undoubtedly depend on sharks.
In line with this, Aquaria KLCC has launched the Save Our Fins conservation project aimed at creating awareness about the inhumane act of shark fining in the hopes that this will stop.
Most people also do not realise that shark fin itself has almost no taste and they are unaware that by consuming the fin, they are also consuming harmful mercury. Infact, the real flavour of the soup comes from the quality of the broth and not the fin itself.
Saving Our Turtles
Our conservation projects are supported by the Department of Fisheries and public donations. Among the projects is the highly successful “Saving our Turtles” campaign to create awareness of the threatening extinction of our turtles and terrapins.