Press Release Defenders of Wildlife
Sharks and Mantas Gain Needed Protections Under CITES
New International Trade Regulations In Effect
WASHINGTON – Five 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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