02 Dec '11, 1pm

Hope for the Giant Manta Ray:

Reuters A giant manta ray near a remote atoll in the Maldives in August. Efforts to protect declining populations of the giant manta ray are advancing: the sea animal, a peaceful cousin of the shark, has gained protection under the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Although the designation is a step forward for conservationists, it also reflects a critical level of overfishing of the manta. The 116 countries that are party to the convention are now obligated to provide protection for the rays and to coordinate efforts across national borders. Last week’s listing came a week after the International Union for Conservation of Nature upgraded giant mantas from a 2006 classification of “near threatened/regionally vulnerable” to “vulnerable,” an adjustment driven by a recent explosion in fishing efforts. Since 2000, demand has grown “very quickly,” ...

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