Thresher sharks are one of the most vulnerable shark species, suffering population declines of up to 80 percent in some regions.
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Population declines for silky sharks could be as high as 90 percent in the Indian Ocean.
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Daniel Fernando of the Sri Lanka delegation, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera of Sri Lanka, CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon, Debra Abercrombie of the consulting firm Abercrombie & Fish, and Abdulla Mohamed Didi, the Maldives’ deputy minister of environment and energy, present the most recent shark proposals to be listed on Appendix II of CITES.
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