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CITES Makes Historic Decision to Protect Sharks and Rays

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CITES Makes  Historic Decision to Protect Sharks  and  Rays
(March 14, 2013) The Convention on International Trade in Endan- gered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) plenary on March 14 2013 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. This vote is a first, critical step in working to ensure that international trade does not threaten the survival of shark and ray species, a quarter of which are threatened with extinction w...

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