Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays & freshwater sawfish listed CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish. Japan, backed by Gambia and India, unsuccessfully challenged the Committee decision [...]
I’m appalled at the failure of the world’s environment leaders to increase trade protections for some of the Earth’s most vulnerable and heavily traded shark species which is why I signed this petition: http://www.projectaware.org/sharkpetition Proposals to restrict trade in eight shark species failed at the last Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in 2010 [...]
The reality of the highly politicized international bureaucratic labyrinth that underscored the CITES Conference Of the Parties in Doha, Qatar has – not surprisingly – resulted in the defeat of several proposals to protect ocean species and habitat.
International delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Qatar seem to have handed a victory to commerce over conservation as they rejected a proposal for trade restrictions of bluefin tuna.
OAs (Obtuse Acronyms) are an unfortunate consequence of international bodies meeting to discuss agreements that have the potential to positively impact the planet. That said, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is convening COP15 (Conference Of the Parties) March 13-25 in Doha, Qatar.