Malaysia's seas are vital to the world's sensitive ecoregions

THE article titled “Better protection for six” (Nation, The Star, Jan 3; online at reported that the Federal government has agreed to conserve four sharks and two ray species.

Marine scientist have discovered that sharks are a critical keystone species. They maintain the balance of life in the sea and keep our coral reefs healthy. Recent Australian research has shown that a healthy shark population is crucial to the health of coral reefs.

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