Guy Harvey Magazine

WIN 2012

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WHEN OCEAN CONSERVATION GOES VIRAL .com BY JOHN GUIDROZ Recently we shared a story on about a massive shark massacre at the Malpelo wildlife sanctuary off the Pacific coast of Columbia. Environmental authorities reported as many as 2,000 hammerhead, Galápagos, and silky sharks may have been slaughtered for their fins. This story fueled many of our faithful followers to speak out and share their feelings about what happened, which gave the story massive viral exposure. Within a matter of minutes after posting this story on our website and social sharing sites, our web server almost exploded. Over the next few days, our web traffic increased over 1,300%. Traffic came pouring in as people wanted to learn more about what happened. This kind of exposure is exactly what is needed to bring Photo: Justin Ebert attention to critical conservation issues and events that take place daily all over the globe. To date, this story was the most widely spread feature we have posted online. The staff at Guy Harvey Magazine is proud of our readers for pushing this story and getting the word out to friends, families, and others through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. These networks give us an unprecedented ability to have a voice and raise awareness of timely conservation issues. How you can make an impact Post Your Feedback—All of our articles have the ability for people to post their comments and engage with other readers. See for more. Share Our Stories—When reading a story online that you feel compelled to share, look to the top right of each article and click on the icon for the social network that you participate in to start spreading the word. Send Us Stories—Know of something happening that Guy Harvey fans need to hear? Send it our way. E-mail and we'll do our best to post it on

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