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Wild Aid Gala Honors Google Oceans Program

Hollywood joined forces with Silicon Valley last Friday evening to support WildAid at their annual gala.  Larry King, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto, Maggie Q, John Corbett, Kate Flannery, and Bo Derek were among the stars raising money for WildAid. Receiving honors at the Gala were the Google Oceans Program and Jim Clarke for the innovative use of technology to benefit ocean conservation work, including the support of the documentary film, The Cove. The 300 guest formal VIP dinner included a presentation by WildAid Founder Peter Knights and a live auction in addition to the awards. Google VP and Keyhole founder Brian McClendon accepted the award. We’d like to also thank John Hanke and all of the Googlers who’ve worked hard to bring Dr.…
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California Legislature Supports Sharks

“This afternoon. September 6, 2011- the CA senate voted 25-8 to ban shark fin soup in California. Thanks to Wild Aid and many partners such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Humane Society of the United States and Oceana… as well as all those who worked for this and contacted their Senators.” ~ Peter Knights…
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The Long and the Short of Ocean Conservation

May 5, 2011 WildAid’s Gala celebration last week in San Francisco was a rousing success for wildlife and for the ocean. WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. Honorees were NBA All Star and WildAid Ambassador, Yao Ming, Julie Packard, Co-founder & Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Addison Fischer, Founder and President of Planet Heritage Foundation, Inc. Towering above Sylvia Earle at 7’6”, the tallest NBA player in the country, Yao Ming has made an important contribution by taking part in an aggressive campaign in China and elsewhere.  His work includes billboards and a moving public service announcement calling for an end to killing sharks for shark fin soup.…
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