Tag Archives: CITES

Threshers and Silky sharks get extra protection through CITES

Good news for thresher sharks (Alopias spp), silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis), and mobula rays (Mobula spp)! The Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted in favor of listing them in Appendix II. Species listed in Appendix II are to be closely monitored to ensure that trade does not cause the species to become threatened […]

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Historic day for sharks

BANGKOK (THAILAND)- After reporting yesterday here on Sharknewz.com that the Ocean Whitetip will  be more protected, two more speciess of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok. The Porbeagle and three varieties of Hammerhead sharks. Shark conservationists worldwide hailed the move as historic and said the vote represented a major breakthrough for […]

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More protection for whitetip

BANGKOK (THAILAND)- A majority of delegates at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok have voted to extend the protection of the threatened oceanic whitetip shark. The species have seen its numbers decline dramatically in recent years because of overfishing for fins. Historical Campaigners said the move to record and regulate all trade of the species was historic, and that they […]

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More sharks species protected

BANGKOK (THAILAND)-35 countries worldwide have now submitted seven species of vulnerable sharks and manta rays for consideration for protection next year under an international treaty concerned with regulating wildlife trade. The recommendations include porbeagle and oceanic whitetip sharks, three species of hammerhead sharks, and two types of manta rays. Governments met the deadline today and formally submitted their proposals for […]

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Open letter to Hong Kong

HONG KONG (CHINA)- A group of renowned international marine scientistists have published an open letter to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on shark finning stating that it definitely is not sustainable as has been portrayed by some media. Read the full letter below: Tweet

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