On May 9th, 2013 Save the Sharks founder, Susana Navajas, met with the South Florida Freedivers group at Whiskey Joe's Bar in Miami, to give a small presentation and talk about shark conservation. Ms. Navajas was invited by Manuel Menendez and introduced by Manny Dobal of the South Florida Freedivers to discuss her conservation work history, all having to do with sharks.
The talk was brief and to the point about Susana's work in the conservation field and it was also a warm welcome to Save the Sharks from all of the individuals whom were present at the event. There was a Q&A after the talk and at the end of the night Susana was able to chat to the locals, and members of the freedivers organization about sharks and what each person does to help stabilize shark populations. Some mentioned doing photography and videography, and others mentioned in helping out with state specific scientific tag programs that help in the balancing out of shark populations.
"Being able to talk to like minded people about the work I've done in the conservation field was quite a wonderful feeling. I got to share my experiences about CITES, helping to pass laws that protect sharks, and my own small works with getting restaurants to get shark fin soup off the menu. It was a fun night with interesting people and I am looking forward to doing more positive work with Save the Sharks!" Said Susana about the event she was invited to speak at.
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