Friday, March 14, 2014

Six Months to Go

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A year ago today, Leah and Onon were in Bangkok with our partners from the Pew Charitable Trusts, WildAid, Shark Savers, and Humane Society International celebrating the listing of manta rays, oceanic whitetip, porbeagle, and hammerhead sharks on CITES Appendix II. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know about the global Shark Stanley campaign that led up to CITES, and how 10,000 of you from 135 countries allowed us to take your voice to the CITES Conference to call on countries to protect sharks.

The listings take effect six months from today on September 14, 2014. Training is taking place around the world to help governments implement the new listings, most recently in Fiji will all of Oceania. Other workshops are planned for Latin American and Southeast Asia.  We will keep you updated as the date draws nearer and will let you know how you can get involved.

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