Good to know this. It is feared that approximately 100 million sharks are killed annually. That figure isn’t remotely sustainable.

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The Pews are great!

Worth circulating. I wish Barbara had married somebody with a name like Smith. I guess her name sounds like ‘circle’. But that’s just a guess!

Love from Bangkok!

Hugh

From: Barbara Cvrkel [mailto:bcvrkel@pewtrusts.org]
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 6:05 PM
To: paxton.bkk@gmail.com
Subject: REL: Pew Commends Broad Global Support for Proposed Shark and Ray Protections

May 2, 2016

Barb Cvrkel, 202-540-6535

bcvrkel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pew Commends Broad Global Support for Proposed Shark and Ray Protections

WASHINGTON—In an unprecedented global call to action, more than 50 countries have agreed to co-sponsor one or more of the proposals to nominate all species of thresher shark, the silky shark, and all species of mobula ray for protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

April 27th marked the deadline for countries to add their names in support of Appendix II…

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