CITES to Protect Sharks and Manta Rays

CITES to Protect Sharks and Manta Rays

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Sharks and manta rays are essential to the health of the ocean, but their populations are declining fastly due to international trade. In March, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES will open its doors in Bangkok and countries will have an opportunity to protect sharks and manta rays by regulating the international trade.

Porbeagle, oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great, and smooth) and manta rays are all in danger of extinction. You can act by visiting the PEW, Manta Trust and signing the petition to protect manta rays.

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