Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Extinction is NOT an option

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. 2013 sees the 40th anniversary of this convention and the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES will be held in Bangkok, Thailand (3-14 March 2013).

Project AWARE will be on the ground representing the voice of divers worldwide and ensure the world’s most vulnerable sharks and rays have a voice too. This is an historic opportunity to protect a record number of sharks and rays –including oceanic whitetip sharks, hammerheads and manta rays. More than 150,000 divers have stood by sharks on the CITES campaign trail since 2010 – signing petitions, making donations and rallying local communities. Now is the time to amplify our global call. Sharks can’t afford to wait for another shot at this.

#CITES4SHARKS - Your questions answered

Extinction is NOT an option - Sign the Petition

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