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WCS Newsroom 4m
Debate is on at for shark/ray Proposal 42: 2 mako species/Appendix II ADOPTED! 102 YES, 40 NO, 5 ABSTAIN Proposal 43: 6 guitarfish species Appendix II ADOPTED! 109 YES 30 NO 4 ABSTAIN Next Proposal 44: 10 wedgefish species Appendix II
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CITES 36m
Committee I of accepted this morning by a vote that mako sharks be included in Appendix II so that they are protected under the trade control regime, pending final decision by Plenary on 28 August
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WCS Newsroom 42m
Debate is on at for shark/ray Proposal 42: for 2 mako species/Appendix II longfin + shortfin ADOPTED!!! 102 YES, 40 nO, 5 ABSTAIN Next Proposal 43: 6 guitarfish species for Appendix II Proposal 44: 10 wedgefish species for Appendix II
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WCS Newsroom 12h
The : A Fortress for Life on Earth Is Burning | Blog by Country Director Carlos Durigan
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WCS Newsroom 3h
shark bites from : It is estimated that mako populations have declined between 60-96 percent worldwide. Shortfin and longfin mako sharks are the fastest and among the most iconic shark species.
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WCS Newsroom 3h
shark bites from : 16 of the 18 shark species proposed for listings on Appendix II are giant guitarfish (6) and wedgefish (10). Almost all of these strange flattened relatives of true sharks that are listed as “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN Red List
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WCS Newsroom 3h
Shark Bites: and rays are one of the most endangered groups of animals on the planet. There are more than 1,000 species of sharks and rays living today. Approx 100 species of sharks and rays are regularly traded internationally for their fins and meat.
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WCS 11h
Replying to @TheWCS
"These fires are a situation that humanity cannot tolerate and we must rise to manifest our most effective solutions," says WCS's Carlos Durigan. (4/4)
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WCS 11h
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This includes species like the Milton's titi monkey that's only been documented in the area of now on fire. There is fear we may be losing many of these endemic species. (3/4)
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WCS 11h
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The are threatening: –34 million people 🙂 –1,500+ bird species 🦜 –550 reptiles 🐍 –500 mammals 🐗 –Forest that stores up to 200 GT of carbon🌴 (2/4)
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WCS 11h
THREAD: The , a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year. "All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires," says WCS's Carlos Durigan. (1/4)
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WCS Canada 15h
For , it is a heartland. For bull , a climate refuge. For stone sheep, virtually their only home. And for , rich habitat. BC’s Muskwa-Kechika is more than mountains. It’s vital, connected ecosystems that need to be safeguarded.
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WCS Newsroom 14h
“This meeting likely marks our last chance to initiate the global momentum needed to save these sharks and rays before they are lost forever," Director of Shark & Ray Conservation Luke Warwick tells
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WCS Newsroom 15h
"Giraffes are in trouble but we need to take steps to protect them to avoid a crisis," 's Liz Bennett tells . Adds Bennett, "The giraffe's future is on the line but we are optimistic for this iconic African species" at .
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WCS Newsroom 15h
“The decisions today by the Parties at mean it’s status quo for elephants." -- WCS VP for Int'l Policy Sue Lieberman "No international commercial ivory trade is permitted and that is what needs to happen,” Lieberman adds, via
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WCS 16h
Big votes tomorrow at on trade protections for 18 and species. 16 are giant guitarfish and wedgefish—strange flattened relatives of true sharks that are almost all Critically Endangered. More at
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WCS 18h
"With this new science just come out, fresh in everyone's minds a month ago, on these wedgefish and guitarfish, it's clearly last chance saloon for them," WCS's tells . votes on 18 , will be held Sunday.
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Luke Warwick 24h
Tomorrow, on Sunday the 25th August the Governments that make up will decide if 18 species of shark and ray are to be offered new protections. More here:
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WCS Newsroom 22h
Great shark "bite" from Luke Warwick: For wedgefish and guitarfish it's “last chance saloon” as nations vote to grant them and mako sharks trade protections. More from the BBC:
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