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Critically endangered sawfish and vulnerable silky shark gain additional protection in the Caribbean

Last week Caribbean nations agreed to add two more species to the Annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal instrument for the environment of the Caribbean. At the insistence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, regional SPAW member governments unanimously decided to recommend largetooth sawfish and silky shark […] Lees verder

Baited Remote Underwater Video survey of elasmobranchs on Bonaire’s reefs

STINAPA Bonaire recently presented the preliminary results of the shark research conducted by STINAPA and Wageningen Marine Research in Bonaire using Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys and citizen science diving observations on the East and West coasts of the island. Caribbean reef sharks, Nurse sharks, Great hammerheads, Southern stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays and Mantas […] Lees verder