Rays at Risk

Rays at Risk Photo

A recent global analysis from the International Union for Conservation of Nature found that overfishing is threatening more and more of the world’s cartilaginous fishes. Most alarmingly, the report revealed that one-quarter of all shark and ray species face extinction.

Five of the seven most threatened families identified are rays, a fact that is especially concerning since the needs of these animals are often overlooked. As a response to this new information, WCS is increasing its commitment to conserve sharks and rays over the next 10 years through our own work and through advocacy and engagement with others.

© Kaile Tsapis

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