[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
[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
What an interesting site this must have been to see. Check out some of the videos people have captured of sharks being attacked, killed, and devoured by sea lions. “It’s pretty common [here],” explains shark researcher Dr. Chris Lowe in a piece over at Hakai Magazine. “California sea lions will kill five-foot-long leopard sharks. Over the course of one summer I...Read More
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