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Dr. Eric Shaw David

Head of the Monkey Management Unit

Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society

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Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society

Gibraltar

Company Description

We are committed to environmental and biological education both through our own programme of activities and by supporting others. Membership is open to all those who share our aims. GONHS is a Partner of BirdLife International, a member of IUCN (The W ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman
HELPING HANDS TRUST

Senior Lecturer
University of Stirling

Teacher
University of Stirling

Director of Projects
The Gibraltar Government

Affiliations

Secretary
Stirling Graduate School

Web References (113 Total References)


Dr Eric Shaw, head of the ...

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Dr Eric Shaw, head of the marine section of the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society, said the sightings illustrated the diversity of marine life in Gibraltar's waters.

He told the Chronicle the waters around the Rock were a rich feeding ground for all sorts of marine animals.
"The Strait of Gibraltar acts as a bottleneck and everything concentrates here," he said.
The shark was filmed by the Department of the Environment, which released footage to the media showing it feeding on the surface, its dorsal and tail fins clearly visible.
Basking sharks are among the largest in the world but are harmless and feed on plankton.
Dr Shaw said that while sightings of basking sharks are not common in these waters, they are not rare either.
He said increased leisure activity out at sea meant the number of sightings would also increase.


Events

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Eric Shaw Tel: 58832000

eric@gonhs.org


The Helping Hand Trust: Projects - Marine Research & Conservation in Gibraltar

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The founder of the Helping Hand Trust, Dr Eric Shaw, is also the Head of the Marine Section of GONHS. Via this position he became involved with the terrestrial wildlife and is contracted via the Gibraltar Government to take care of the free-ranging monkeys in the Nature Reserve on the Rock of Gibraltar.


Marine section head of The Gibraltar ...

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Marine section head of The Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society, Eric Shaw, agrees that enclosed rubbish areas are a measure which helps restrict the monkeys access to food but says that there are more deep rooted issues.

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They think 'the fact you have a house there it is not my problem', they are wild animals," said Mr Shaw.
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Although it is a punishable offence for unauthorised people to feed monkeys, the law is not being enforced as rigorously as it might be, Mr Shaw said "there are strict rules but we see them as a joke."


The Helping Hand Trust: News - Marine Research & Conservation in Gibraltar

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Europe Point Marine Village Limited (EPMVL)is defending its controversial proposal for a dolphinarium and has accused our sister charity and our our charity's chairman Dr Eric Shaw of being "irresponsible" regarding their opposition to the plan, the Gibraltar Chronicle wrote today.

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Today, the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has picked up on the issue and interviewed Dr Eric Shaw, Chairman of the Helping Hand Trust and Marine Section Head of GONHS.
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News presenter Sean Sullivan interviewed our charity's chairman Dr Eric Shaw about this creature of the sea.
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During this weekend's conference 'IX Jornadas de Flora, Fauna y EcologĂ­a del Campo de Gibraltar' held in the Finca la Alcaidesa in San Roque Dr Alfonso Gallardo-Mayenco and Dr Eric Shaw from Helping Hand Trust presented a paper on endemic species in the Campo de Gibraltar.
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The same week Dr Eric Shaw, founder of the Helping Hand Trust, was asked to speak on the subject on local television programme 'Nightwatch'.

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