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A guide to following shark and ray conservation at this week’s Convention on Migratory Species meeting

Blogging, Conservation, EnvironmentalismNovember 4, 2014

This week, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will have its 11th Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador. While less well-known than the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES,) CMS is another very important international wildlife conservation treaty. As the name suggests, it focuses on the conservation of […]

European Union officials propose stronger finning ban, sign UN migratory shark initiative

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksNovember 22, 2011

Two pieces of good news for European sharks were announced yesterday.  The European Union signed the UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding for sharks. This MOU was established last year to support the conservation of seven shark species which regularly migrate between national boundaries, a list which includes great whites and whale sharks. […]

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