Government Support for shark protection at CITES 2019

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Pew reports that a record 67 governments have co-sponsored proposals extending protection to 18 shark species at the forthcoming CITES meeting, due to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June this year. Assuming it is successful, both long and shortfin mako, 10 species of white-spotted wedgefish, and 6 species of giant guitarfish will be added to CITES Appendix II, which will help to control the trade in their fins.

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