Thursday, January 24, 2013

USA to support shark and manta rays at CITES


According to the Pew Environment Group, the Obama Administration has confirmed they will support the shark and manta ray proposals at the upcoming Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).  The United States is also a cosponsor of the proposal to list  oceanic whitetip sharks on Appendix II.

This is great news!  But there is still much work to be done.  Passage of each of the proposals requires that  2/3 of voting members vote yes.  If you would like to show support to your government for shark and manta ray protections at CITES, you can take your photo with Shark Stanley and Friends and mail them to us.  We have the support of the White House, will you help us reach the rest of the world?


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