Shark virgin births seen in two generations for the first time

13. Januar 2016

Neue Erkenntnisse zu den Jungfernzeugungen bei Haien: D.E.G.-Mitglied Nicolas Straube konnte mit Kollegen sogar eine zweite Generation nachweisen!

It wasn't a one-off. Virgin births are far more common than we thought, and can continue for multiple generations. These two surprising findings are overturning everything we knew about parthenogenesis.



New TRAFFIC study throws light on supply chain traceability

07. Januar 2016

TRAFFIC has compiled a ground-breaking traceability review of how trade in species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) can be tracked along the supply chain.

The study, Traceability Systems in the CITES Context: A Review of Experiences, Best Practices and Lessons Learned for the Traceability of Commodities of CITES-listed Shark species (PDF, 2.5 MB) complements TRAFFIC’s earlier work on Non-Detriment Findings that developed guidance to help governments’ CITES Management Authorities determine what levels of trade in particular species are sustainable.



Tuna fishing countries fail again to ensure that shark finning does not occur in the Western and Central Pacific

10. Dezember 2015

For the second year in a row, nations failed to adopt a stronger ban on shark finning (the wasteful practice of removing sharks’ fins at sea and dumping the unwanted carcass overboard) at the annual meeting of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Bali. The WCPFC also took small steps to address the lack of shark catch data and fishing limits.



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