Sharks

People around the world go wild for wildlife!

 

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PRESS RELEASE
People around the world go wild for wildlife!

First World Wildlife Day gets ‘thunderous’ support

 

CITES Secretary General's intervention at the 14th Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade

 

 

Fourteenth Session of the FAO Committee on 

Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI-FT)

Bergen, Norway, 24–28 February 2014

 

FAO-CITES related activities on commercially exploited aquatic species

John E Scanlon, Secretary General,

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union
approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan
and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.
 

CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

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55 proposals accepted, 9 rejected and 6 withdrawn. Strong enforcement measures to fight wildlife crime
also adopted. Next meeting will be held in South Africa in 2016.

Bangkok, 14 March 2013 – The triennial World’s Wildlife Conference closed today with robust measures adopted to protect precious timber and marine species from over-exploitation. 

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