With a collective sigh of relief we can celebrate a MAHUSIVE step forward for elasmobranch conservation today!
Oceanic White Tips, Porbeagles, three hammerhead species and Manta Rays have been listed under CITES Appendix II meaning the trade in their parts will undergo international restrictions!
On top of that, Sawfish we’re upgraded to Appendix I which means no trade at all!
This is a historic, unprecedented and long overdue step forward for our oceans. A changing of the tide if you will.
Congrats to everyone whose blood, sweat and tears made this possible!
Read more: CITES4sharks press release