Divers worldwide are outraged at recent failures to protect eight shark species during Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), March 2010. You, your dive buddies and colleagues can help demand government parties to CITES heed scientific evidence and advice - and give sharks the protection they deserve.
Recent proposals to restrict trade for spiny dogfish, porbeagle, oceanic whitetip, scalloped hammerhead, great hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, dusky and sandbar sharks were rejected - favoring narrow, short-term economic interests.
Thanks to support from advocates like you, sharks are receiving historic national protections and proving that science and long-term conservation are vital. Take two minutes, join divers worldwide and sign the petition for sharks. Then, send it to five of your friends.