30 Aug '16, 1pm

#DYK? The Whale Shark was the 1st shark listed under CMS/@BonnConvention,1999 #WhaleSharkDay

Improving the understanding of migratory shark populations through research, monitoring and information exchange Ensuring that directed and non-directed fisheries for sharks are sustainable Ensuring to the extent practicable the protection of critical habitats and migratory corridors and critical life stages of sharks Increasing public awareness of threats to sharks and their habitats, and enhance public participation in conservation activities Enhancing national, regional and international cooperation

Full article: http://www.cms.int/en/legalinstrument/sharks-mou