|Whale Shark. Photo by Brian Skerry|
Consequently," World Wildlife Fund-Pakistan has launched an effort to raise awareness to protect this rare species. Director of WWF-Pakistan, Rab Nawaz, has said the program has already started to take effect, citing the four-hour long effort made by one fisherman to release a whale shark that had been trapped in his net," Oceans Society reports.
The nonprofit has also started training of fishermen for handling and releasing entrapped turtles and dolphins.