Friday, September 12, 2014

Implementing New Shark Protections Worldwide

This video from The Pew Charitable Trusts explains how much work has taken place to implement CITES shark protections in time for the September 14, 2014 deadline:
Countries around the world have been working together on an unprecedented scale to prepare for new landmark shark protections that go into effect Sunday, Sept. 14. Excitement about the potential impact of the new rules has been building around the globe among those concerned about the future of these predators so vital to a healthy ocean food web.

Under these new rules, international trade in sharks that are commercially exploited in large numbers will be regulated for the first time.

Learn more about the efforts that countries worldwide have undertaken to prepare for the deadline through an inspiring video and Web features that tell the story of the implementation of the new protections.

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