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SSN Sharks

This newsletter, created by the Species Survival Network Shark Working Group, gives a global look at the relationship between shark conservation and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

 

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Conservation Issue
Wildlife doesn’t stop at the U.S. border – so neither do we. We work internationally to protect wildlife around the world.
Reef Shark, © Ed Gullekson
Success Stories
February, 2014 - After outcry from state officials and conservationists, including Defenders of Wildlife, the National Marine Fisheries Service backs off an attempt to nullify state bans on shark fins.
Success Stories
December, 2013 - As part of an international effort to cut down on the devastating impact of the fin trade on shark species, Defenders helped organize a shark identification workshop in Brazil that was attended by officials from all over the continent.