21 Apr '12, 1pm

#Sharks get the spotlight once again

#Sharks get the spotlight once again

I am glad to see that the Committee was able to focus on key aquatic species such as sharks” Mr. Carlos Ibero, Chair of the Animals Committee Sharks, and other aquatic species, dominated the 5-day meeting of the Animals Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES ) which ended last week in Geneva. I was there representing Project AWARE as an accredited observer NGO. And it was another great opportunity to voice our collective support for shark conservation and to connect with representatives of CITES Parties and NGOs on shark issues. The CITES listing of over 4,500 animal species includes only three species of sharks to date –whale, great white and basking. Yet international trade in sharks is one of the key drivers of overexploitation. The Animals Committee provides technical and scientific advice to CITES member...

Full article: http://www.projectaware.org/update/sharks-dominate-cites-...

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