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Leading shark protection in the Caribbean

An important first step was taken towards the regional protection of sharks throughout the Caribbean. At the request of the Netherlands, regional governments today recommended eight species of sharks and rays for protection under the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol. Delegates from 14 Caribbean countries including Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire), Aruba, […] Lees verder

More sharks protected through CITES

Great news from Johannesburg, South Africa, where this afternoon thirteen species were added to CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora). The new protection status of silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), three species of thresher shark (Alopias spp.), and nine species of devil rays (Mobula spp.) requires all participating countries […] Lees verder

Shark conservation 101

Whenever we talk about shark conservation, we often mention how sharks are important to maintain the balance of the marine ecosystem and that they’re threatened by fisheries and the loss of suitable habitat offering ample resources and a safe place to reproduce. This is basic information that everybody should learn. But I realize that not everybody […] Lees verder

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