Historic Shark Decisions Survive Final Threat at CITES Plenary

Donnerstag, den 14. März 2013 um 06:11 Uhr

Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays & freshwater sawfish listed

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish. Japan, backed by Gambia and India, unsuccessfully challenged the Committee decision to list the oceanic whitetip shark, while Grenada and China failed in an attempt to reopen debate on listing three hammerhead species. Colombia, Senegal, Mexico and others took the floor to defend Committee decisions to list sharks.

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