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Securing the future for #sawfishes @IUCN

Securing the future for #sawfishes @IUCN

Securing the future for sawfishes 27 September 2012 | Article There was a time when so many sawfishes were caught in areas of Pakistan that people made fences with the rostrums, the saw-like beak of the sawfish. Today, however, some people in the region might catch a sawfish just once or twice a year. Earlier this month at the IUCN 2012 World Conservation Congress, the Shark Specialist Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) took the opportunity to promote sawfish conservation and build awareness with people who may be able to help stop sawfishes disappearing from our waters forever. One person had not even realized that sawfishes were present in her country and that she could help to protect them – a new supporter for sawfish conservation! There are seven sawfish species living in the shallow coastal waters of the tropical and sub-tropical Atlantic, Indian and P...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/news_by_date/?11138/Sec...

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