Sharks and Mantas Gain Protections

scalloped hammerhead, © Terry Goss 2008/Marine PhotobankFive species of sharks and two manta ray species will officially be listed today, as a result of the 2013 Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). During the last 18 months, countries from all regions have been preparing diligently to enforce the listings.

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