10 Mar '13, 11pm

130k+ shark petition signatures turned over to #CITES delegates.Thank you #scubadivers for your support #CITES4sharks

130k+ shark petition signatures turned over to #CITES delegates.Thank you #scubadivers for your support #CITES4sharks

Last Thursday, 7th March at a reception dedicated to sharks at the Retro Café, Bangkok, Project AWARE welcomed CITES country delegations and turned over more than 130,000 shark petition signatures from scuba divers and shark supporters in more than 228 countries, territories and areas of special interest. Without critical protections, these animals will face extinction. Project AWARE’s petition represents shark and ray support from 228 countries around the world. We’re urging Parties to CITES to vote ‘yes’ for sharks and rays and provide them with the trade protections they deserve” Alex Earl , Executive Director, Project AWARE Foundation Delegates from Australia, the EU and the United States, which included the three largest signatory countries (US, the UK and Australia) accepted the signatures from Project AWARE’s Executive Director, Alex Earl. “Without critical protecti...

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