Whale sharks: Saving the gentle giants of Gujarat
By the turn of the 20th century, there was a global demand for various parts of the whale shark. In Gujarat, the middlemen had moved in to profit.
“My first memory of whale sharks is when I was 10 years old, traveling from Mombasa to Bombay via Porbandar on a ship," recalls Mike Pandey, an Indian wildlife filmmaker who was born in Kenya. He had seen these majestic creatures—the world’s largest fish—swim alongside his ship during the week-long journey in the Indian Ocean.