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Reef Shark, © Ed Gullekson
This bi-annual newsletter is prepared by the co-chairs of the Species Survival Network Shark Working group, Alejandra Goyenechea (Defenders of Wildlife) and Rebecca Regnery (Humane Society International). The newsletter provides a summary of the latest international and regional shark news, and an analysis of the latest actions and regulations regarding sharks.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of the Atlantic in South America.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of the Pacific in South America.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of Mexico, Central America and the Pacific.
Shark identification guide for 38 species in the region of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Los tiburones han recorrido las mares desde hace cientos de millones de años. Perfectos depredadores que se encuentran por encima de la cadena alimenticia, los tiburones tenían poco enemigos hasta que los humanos empezaron a explotarlos.
Sharks have roamed the seas for hundreds of millions of years. Perfect predators at the top of the food chain, sharks had few enemies until humans began to exploit them. Today, 26 species of shark are now endangered, and an additional 115 species are vulnerable or near threatened. Learn more about the causes of this drastic decline, and what conservation measures can be taken to stop it.
La Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestres (CITES) es un acuerdo internacional que tiene por finalidad velar por que el comercio internacional de especímenes de animales y plantas silvestres no constituye una amenaza para su supervivencia.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement aimed at regulating and ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. This factsheet explains how the protections for sharks under CITES do not apply to domestic trade, and combats the misinformation surrounding the impacts of a CITES listing for sharks.
Millions of fish, corals and other creatures are harvested each year for the wildlife trade, with grave impacts on coral reefs.