Coverage of Pew’s efforts to save the sharks spans the globe; a sampling is provided below.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—The Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded the move by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to extend to four species of sharks and nine species of mobula rays the protections they need to recover from depleted populations. Read More
Sharks are safer across the Caribbean Sea, with the announcement of four new shark sanctuaries in the region. Prime Minister William Marlin of St. Maarten and Wayne Panton, minister of financial services, commerce, and environment for the Cayman Islands, today announced that their exclusive economic zones (EEZs) are completely closed to commercial shark fishing. Read More
WASHINGTON—In an unprecedented global call to action, more than 50 countries have agreed to co-sponsor one or more of the proposals to nominate all species of thresher shark, the silky shark, and all species of mobula ray for protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Read More