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[message_box title=”Press Release” color=”blue”] Johannesburg, October 3, 2016 – In a highly anticipated Committee session today, proposals to list devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES* were supported by more than the two-thirds of voting Parties required for adoption.  Conservationists are delighted yet mindful that Committee decisions must still be confirmed in...
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CITES regulates international trade in over 35,000 species of plants and animals, including their products and derivatives, ensuring their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment. The CITES permit system seeks to ensure that international trade in listed species is sustainable, legal and traceable. [message_box title=”Press...
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Cities Appendix II listing [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCtHcYqvIkk[/youtube][message_box title=”PEW TRUSTS Video Transcript” color=”red”] Once considered one of the most abundant sharks in the ocean. They are currently suffering declines of 70-90% wherever they are found. The international shark fin trade is the principal driver behind their overexploitation. There is inadequate control over the number that can...
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EndrH1E651k[/youtube] [space][space] According to PEW’s website, silky sharks, bigeye thresher sharks, common thresher sharks, and pelagic thresher sharks are particularly vulnerable throughout their habitat. Whether it’s from targeted shark fisheries, by-catch, or the extreme levels of unregulated/illegal fishing, these species have suffered dramatic population declines, around 70%. CITES is recognized globally as one of...
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHU7OxMxrGc[/youtube] [space] Countries around the world worked together on an unprecedented scale to prepare for implementation of new landmark shark protections that went into effect Sept. 14, 2014. Under these new rules, part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, global trade in sharks that are...
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The Humane Society International helps to implement new protections for Sharks and Rays CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora granted historic new protections to 5 species of shark this past September. They include the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Porbeagle, and three species of Hammerhead (scalloped, smooth, and great)....
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Landmark conservation efforts went into effect for three species of sharks and all species of manta rays that start a long road to recovery for these decimated animal populations. In March 2013, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) added porbeagle and oceanic whitetip sharks, three...
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This information was sent out by PEW to help get people involved in this part of shark legislation. You can find the info on PEW’s site here. On the site, you can enter your information and send the email out to your Senators, Representative, and Secretary Kenneth ‘Ken’ Lee Salazar. The whole process takes less...
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