Thursday, 14 March 2013

Sharks in Appendix II

Despite a last-ditch attempt by China and Japan to block trade regulations on critically endangered sharks agreed by CITES in Bangkok last Monday (CLICK) the majority of delegates refused to retract their earlier agreement. From top to bottom in my combined graphic, the Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), the Porbeagle Shark (Lamna nasus) and three varieties of Hammerhead Shark have been added to Appendix II, which means the international trade in these sharks will be regulated (CLICK). It isn't an outright ban, but it is a huge step forward.


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