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In Indonesia, a New Law Protects Manta Rays

February 19, 2014

Ray populations in Indonesia face serious threats from overfishing, but recently the government has taken action to ensure their future.

Alarming Analysis: One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Face Extinction

January 22, 2014

As overfishing pushes more and more shark and ray species to the brink, WCS is increasing its commitment to the conservation of these fish and their relatives over the next 10 years.

Jaws-Sized Victory for Sharks

March 14, 2013

Proposals to protect five species of sharks, freshwater sawfish, and two manta ray species have been accepted by CITES. These protections are critical to ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of commercially valuable shark and ray species.

In Jeju, Focus on Sharks

September 4, 2012

During the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, WCS urges government entities to protect sharks and rays from overfishing. WCS advocates improved management of fisheries, limits on catches of certain species, and increased CITES protections.

Plundering the Seas for a Bowl of Soup

June 25, 2012

John Calvelli, WCS Executive VP for Public Affairs, discusses threats to global shark populations and the devastating legacy of Jaws. As demand for shark fin soup grows, Calvelli emphasizes that efforts to conserve vulnerable shark species must incorporate a curb on the trade of their fins. 

New Photo Depicts Brutality of Shark Finning

January 10, 2011

WCS researchers working on a New York Seascape study discover a female sand tiger shark, missing all its fins, swimming through Delaware Bay. The conservationists call the discovery a disturbing reminder about the ongoing threats to vulnerable shark populations around the world.

An Ocean of Wonders

December 14, 2010

Come 2015, Coney Island beachgoers will come ashore to connect with sharks, skates, rays and other fish. The New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit will bring people to the sea, and the sea life to the people.

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