Tuesday, March 12, 2013
FIVE more shark species now protected by CITES
11th March 2013 was a landmark moment for marine conservation, with five more shark species and manta rays all being listed on Appendix II of CITES. The five species are the oceanic white tip, porbeagle and three hammerhead species, which join the whale shark, white shark and basking shark already on Appendix II. For more on the story, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/11/shark-species-greater-protection-finning.