An outpouring of support from the scuba diving community for critical CITES protections
This is a significant and historic achievement for marine species in general, specifically manta rays which are the first Elasmobranch species to be listed under CITES on the first attempt”Ania Budziak, Project AWARE Associate Director, Science & Policy
Five species of highly traded sharks, both manta rays and one species of sawfish were listed under CITES at the conclusion of CoP16 held this month in Bangkok, Thailand. Delegates from 170 countries considered 70 proposals affecting more than 300 species, including eight of some of the most vulnerable sharks and manta rays.
We did it! Celebrating Historic Decisions for Sharks and Rays | Project AWARE:
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