World-wide efforts to prepare for the landmark CITES shark and manta ray listings (video by Pew)

Stronger protection for five shark species and all manta rays

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FAO and CITES support India’s effort in coordinating the Bay of Bengal regional cooperation on sharks and manta rays

Geneva, 3 September 2014:  The Bay of Bengal Capacity Building Workshop on CITES Appendix II Listings of Shark and Manta Ray Species was held in Chennai, India from 26 to 28 August 2014. The workshop was hosted by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (CITES Management of Authority of India), in cooperation with the C.P.R.

CITES Secretary General's message to the Workshop on Implementing New CITES Shark Listings, Chennai, India - External link to CITES Secretary-General's speech