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Sharks and Rays get CITES Protection in landslide votes

Sharks and Rays get CITES Protection in landslide votes

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by October 7, 2016 Pacific News, Regional News

Silky sharks, all three species of thresher sharks and all nine species of mobula rays (devil rays) will be listed on Appendix II of CITES after a series of landslide votes at the 17th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The listing of these species, and especially the mobula rays, which were initially championed by Fiji is an important success for our region,” said Mr Kosi Latu, Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

 

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