This analysis reveals that strict national protections for Appendix I-listed species (particularly sawfishes and mobulid rays) are still lacking in many CMS Party Range States. Specifically, only 28% of CMS Parties have met these obligations. An additional 33% of Parties had protections in place for some but not all Appendix I species in their waters or had otherwise inadequate protections. Many of these protections, particularly with respect to sawfishes, were in place before the species were listed.
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