If you do just one thing today, how about sending CITES Leaders a clear message urging them to vote YES for sharks and rays at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to CITES to be held March 3-14, 2013 in Bangkok Thailand?
You have a direct line to the CITES leaders critical to the vote. Here’s what to do:
• Go to http://bit.ly/RGLOKe - Add your name, country, email and select Submit.
• Your letter will go direct into the hands of CITES Leaders critical to the vote.
It could make all the difference to shark and ray species on the brink.
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora) is the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in existence.
Only 3 shark species – basking, whale and great white sharks – are listed under CITES. For the rest, trade remains largely unregulated and unmonitored. 67 proposals total including 11 shark and ray species proposals will be considered at the CoP16 in March. Project AWARE and partners in the CITES Coalition aim to secure the 2/3 majority vote needed to get the proposed species listed.