Win for Sharks and Rays

October 4, 2016

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Good news for endangered marine animals this week. Devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark have officially been listed under CITES Appendix II.

This is another important step for wildlife coming out of the CITES Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, South Africa.

CITES Parties now have six months to implement the new international trade obligations for devil rays, and one year to do the same for silky and thresher sharks. "We urge governments to put in place these vital international trade controls, as a matter of priority," said WCS's Amie Brautigam.

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