2013 CITES CoP16
Sea Save Foundation participated in the 16th meeting for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2013 as part of a scientific, activist, and government effort to protect the world’s endangered species. Attendees negotiated groundbreaking policy changes to protect seven marine species under Appendix II, including five shark species (scalloped hammerheads, great hammerheads, smooth hammerheads, oceanic whitetips, and porbeagles) and all manta rays.
This is the first time that commercially valuable and widely traded shark species have been included under these protections.
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