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Motion for the conservation of hammerhead sharks in the Mesoamerican Region and the marine corridor in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

RECOGNIZING the obligations of the global community to conserve, protect, and manage migratory sharks, according to the commitments in various international conventions, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Convention on … Continue reading Motion for the conservation of hammerhead sharks in the Mesoamerican Region and the marine corridor in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species

'The shark fin trade is not sustainable' CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species, 41 marine scientists argue by 41 marine scientists (names enclosed) Updated 08:09 PM Jun 11, 2012 As professional marine scientists who have personally witnessed and documented the dramatic declines of shark populations around the world, we would like to express … Continue reading CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species

Tiburon Youth Starts Petition to United Nations to Ban Shark Finning

For Immediate Release Contact David McGuire, 415 350-3790, seasteward@gmail.com May 15, 2012 Tiburon CA The town where the shark fin free movement began continues to inspire youth interested in protecting its namesake. First inspired by local sharks, Thirteen year old Joshua Mattazza loves sharks and decided he wanted to do something to protect them. “I … Continue reading Tiburon Youth Starts Petition to United Nations to Ban Shark Finning

Shark Stewards Launches Shark Protection Campaign in Chicago

Local Chapter to Spearhead Efforts and Legislation to Conserve Oceans & Sharks Contact Email  dmcguire@tirn.net   Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2012 Shark Stewards, a non-profit shark conservation organization based in California and responsible for leading that state's recent campaign to ban the shark fin trade, announced the launch of its new Chicago chapter to support … Continue reading Shark Stewards Launches Shark Protection Campaign in Chicago