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Tuesday
Nov 19 2013

ICCAT members should adopt comprehensive trade and management measures for sharks—TRAFFIC, WWF

Update : Following heavy opposition from several countries, ICCAT failed to adopt a proposal to strengthen the current ban on shark finning through requiring vessels to land sharks with fins naturally attached.

Cape Town, South Africa, 19th November 2013—The meeting currently underway in Cape Town of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) should be used to strengthen compliance with existing shark conservation measures by all 47 members of the Commission, believe TRAFFIC and WWF.

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Friday
Oct 25 2013

TRAFFIC raises concerns over outcomes of Southern Bluefin Tuna meeting

in Chinese l in Japanese

Adelaide, Australia, October 2013—Government representatives and fisheries management authorities meeting last week in Adelaide have failed to clarify either the long-term targets for stocks of Southern Bluefin Tuna, nor the level of penalties imposed on countries catching more than their allocated quotas of the threatened fish species.

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Tuesday
Aug 27 2013

TRAFFIC symposium in Japan celebrates CITES and sparks dialogue on sharks

in Japanese

Tokyo, Japan, 27th August 2013—Last week in Tokyo a symposium was held to celebrate 40 years of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and to discuss issues confronting the responsible utilization of sharks.

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Wednesday
Aug 07 2013

Communicating shark conservation to Chinese communities around the Coral Triangle

Hong Kong, 7th August 2013—As part of its efforts to raise awareness on shark conservation and the need to hamper the illegal trade and consumption of shark products among Chinese communities, WWF-Hong Kong has produced a Chinese translation of the report, “ An Overview of Shark Utilization in the Coral Triangle Region .” (PDF, 2.7 MB)

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Tuesday
Jul 30 2013

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

in Japanese

Brussels, Belgium, 30th July 2013—A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade.
The study, Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays (PDF, 1.8 MB) was commissioned by the European Commission and written in the wake of the shark and manta ray species being listed within the Appendices of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) at a meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March this year.

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Tuesday
Jun 18 2013

Europe’s last wild sturgeons threatened by ongoing illegal fishing and caviar trade—WWF and TRAFFIC

Bucharest, Romania, 18th June 2013—Ongoing illegal fishing and trade in caviar in Romania and Bulgaria is threatening the survival of sturgeons in the Danube river basin finds a new report by WWF and TRAFFIC.

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Friday
Jun 14 2013

*Climate change threatens human livelihoods and wildlife resources

Cambridge, UK, 14th June 2013—Wild plants and animals important to people’s livelihoods in East Africa’s Albertine Rift region are at risk from climate change, finds a new joint TRAFFIC/IUCN study.
Vital but vulnerable: climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa’s Albertine Rift includes a comprehensive assessment of 2,358 wild animal and plant species and finds that 33 plant, 25 reptile, 24 mammal, 19 freshwater fish, 17 bird and 14 amphibian species are both important for use by people and vulnerable to climate change.

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Thursday
Mar 14 2013

White smoke for Whitetip and other sharks at CITES

Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—Earlier decisions to adopt proposals to include shark species threatened by overharvesting for their fins and meat within CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) were accepted today during the final plenary wrap up session of the conference. Likewise, the Manta Rays were also formally adopted into the CITES Appenices.

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