2016 CITES CoP17
Sea Save Foundation was successful in 2013 CITES CoP16 in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to our coalition’s efforts, Porbeagle Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Oceanic Whitetips and Mantas were placed upon Appendix II. We are now back at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. We are currently leveraging strong science and bright minds to convince this international assembly to protect additional marine megafauna.
Sea Save Foundation has created an official Position Paper, created for CITES.
Proposals to place Thresher Sharks, Silky Sharks and Mobula Rays onto the protected Appendix II will be presented. Sea Save Foundation is here to strongly encourage the acceptance of these three proposals, and to provide updates to the public.
Proposals for other marine life species at this CITES CoP17 include:
There is also additional information provided by CITES CoP17, divided into Working Documents, Information Documents and In Session Documents on the above marine life species, and more as follows:
|Working Document||Information Document||In Session Document|
We hope this gives you additional insight about what the Sea Save team is working to accomplish at CITES. We are tracking and providing updates on each member country’s stance, with highlight on three elasmobranch species in particular.
183 Member Parties Stance on Thresher Sharks, Silky Sharks & Mobula Rays
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