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Whale Shark Eco-Tourism Spawns Conservation Headache in Philippines

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March 12, 2013
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Conservationists are criticizing the practice of hand-feeding whale sharks at an increasingly popular Filipino tourist destination. Residents of Oslob on the island of Cebu are making money from visitors eager to swim with and feed the sharks, but one conservation group says it encourages unnatural behavior in the animals which could ultimately be destructive.


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