The Bahamas undoubtedly offers some of the best shark diving options available in the world! Tiger Beach has been a long time favorite among shark diving enthusiasts with it’s abundance of large sharks including Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks, and Lemon Sharks. Bimini has emerged as a hotspot for reliable encounters with the elusive Great Hammerhead...Read More
[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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
[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...Read More
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