Success at CITES CoP 16

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Oceanic Whitetip Shark, © Peter Koelbl

Our international team of policy experts worked hard to make the 2013 Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) a success, and what a historic meeting it turned out to be. The Conference approved new listings of a number of vulnerable species. Despite the long opposition of some nations to any regulations that could impact the shark trade, we worked hard to get the best scientific information to the member nations, and the Conference successfully listed several species of sharks!

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