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CITES makes historic decision to protect sharks and rays
Date:3/14/2013

ious listing proposals include the 27 Member States of the EU, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, Honduras, Mexico, and the USA. The shark and ray proposals received more than the two-thirds majority of votes necessary for adoption while the sawfish listing succeeded by consensus.

"With relief that the Committee decisions were not overturned, we now turn our focus to the essential phase of their implementation," said Sonja Fordham, President of Shark Advocates International. "We urge all Parties to recognize the urgency of the shark and ray plight and to begin this work to ensure the sustainability of international trade in newly listed species, as a matter of priority."


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Contact: Stephen Sautner
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718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society
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