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EXTINCTION ENDS HERE - On the heals of Canada's announcement that they will oppose the proposed CITES Appendix 2 listing of Mako sharks, the United States has now announced they will be joining Candace in opposition. Despite the fact that the best available science unequivocally demonstrates that Mako shark populations are in serious trouble and in desperate need of protection, the management bodies who are tasked to ensure the health of our oceans, may be bending to the will of fisheries pressure and choosing short-term PROFIT over PROTECTION. How can we ask other nations with far less resources to stand for our oceans, when two of the most affluent nations in the world may choose not too? The United States has historically taken a leadership role at CITES in the conservation threatened and endangered species, and they now have an opportunity to further build on this legacy. #ExtinctionEndsHere when we decide enough is enough and that we will no longer be complicit in global crisis that is driving the loss of keystone species. It is time we join together and take a decisive stand for nature, for our the health of our planet, and for the future of all species on earth. Stay tuned as we move to call on our passionate community to raise their voice in defense of these endangered species. #cites4sharks #bethechange #lightonecandle @sealegacy @bluespherefoundation @lonelywhale @vulcaninc

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How do we begin to change the world? I believe in the “power of the people;” in the undeniable tsunami we can create with our combined voices, demanding a living planet. My fellow Earth citizens, today we have an opportunity to influence change through the power of our voices. The @CITES conference is underway right now, and 183 member nations will vote whether or not to protect 18 shark and ray species, including these beautiful mako sharks. In the last few decades, global mako shark populations have plummeted as a result of unregulated fishing. A #CITES Appendix II listing would offer the management and protection they need to survive and recover. Yet Canada and the United States have shamefully announced they will not support this protection. Please join me and ensure your voice is heard, urge policymakers to support mako sharks by signing the #CITES4Sharks petition at the link in my bio! #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @BlueSphereFoundation @VulcanInc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz #ExtinctionEndsHere 📸: @ShawnHeinrichs

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Mako Shark showing off for the camera #makoshark #CITES4Sharks Photograph: Sam Cahir

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En 2016, 111 países votaron por la inclusión del tiburón sedoso en el apéndice II de Cites, en la conferencia de las partes celebrada en Johannesburgo. El tiburón sedoso ha estado bajo una fuerte presión pesquera sin control desde hace décadas, y de hecho, sus tasas de captura y la talla promedio de los especímenes capturados ha disminuido dramáticamente durante los últimos 20 años. @cites @iucn Foto: Guillermo mendoza #CITES4SHARKS #CITESCoP18 #iucn #pesca #conservación #naturaleza #CITES #extinción #EspeciesMarinas

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This weekend marked the opening of #CoP18 , where a critical vote on new listings to @CITES Appendix II swings in the balance. Mako sharks, the fastest shark in the world, and 17 other shark and ray species are in need of critical protection to win their race against extinction - and they need our vote, and the vote of #CITES member countries, to ensure they earn this protection. It's not too late to make your voice heard. Add your name in support of #CITES4Sharks and help protect our ocean for future generations - LINK IN BIO. Photo + video: @shawnheinrichs @thelifeofrileynz @sealegacy @vulcaninc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @hsiglobal @awionline @nakaweproject @action4ifaw @pewenvironment

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All lives matter. Make a difference and build, create, speak-up or support something that makes our world just a bit better than yesterday. 🧠🙏🏼🏔🐺 #Repost @sealegacy ・・・ Photos by @ShawnHeinrichs [Warning Graphic Content] // As regulators of the ocean, an abundance of sharks in a concentrated area usually indicates that things are working as they should. But when you start removing these apex predators, this can lead to an imbalance in that ecosystem -- everything below them will go into disarray. We are killing over 11,000 sharks every single hour, 100 million each year. A proposed @CITES Appendix II listing could help turn the tide on this needless killing, ensuring that sharks are protected from unsustainable harvesting and trade, including this endangered mako shark. Yet Canada is on the verge of voting against that protection at this month's #CoP18 conference. We need your help to persuade Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to change their vote and stand up for sharks and the ocean. Please sign the #CITES4Sharks petition, linked in our bio. With @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @vulcaninc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz

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🗣 #OceanHeroes Message to the Delegates at #CoP18 🗣The world's youth, your future leaders, are asking you to protect our ocean. Today, the power is in your hands. Vote "YES" and protect the endangered mako #shark under @CITES Appendix II. Do what's right for our ocean and join the ranks of the #OceanHeroes ⁣ ⁣ #OCEANHEROES : Help us make this message heard - add this post to your stories. #CITES4Sharks #CITESCoP18

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#:Repost :- @sealegacy Meet the giant guitarfish, a shark-like ray. Their flattened body is perfectly adapted for life on the seabed, either swimming close to the bottom or resting and lying concealed within the sediment. Like other shark and ray species, giant guitarfish are extremely susceptible to population decline from overexploitation. Guitarfish fins are highly valuable on the international market. @CITES #CoP18 , the world's biggest conference on wildlife trade happening right now, is our opportunity to ensure the protection and preservation of giant guitarfish for generations to come. Urge policymakers to support these beautiful animals as well as mako sharks, wedgefish, and more as they race against extinction. Sign the #CITES4Sharks petition linked in our bio. #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @BlueSphereFoundation @VulcanInc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz #fao #animals #guitarfish #marinefish #marinelife

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#Repost from @shawnheinrichs TIME IS RUNNING OUT, ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION? - Earlier this year, an assessment from @IPBES_ and @UNenvironment detailed the stark reality of the environmental crisis: nearly 1 million plant and animal species face extinction within just a couple of decades. Strengthening proven protection like the #EndangeredSpeciesAct , which has seen the survival of 99% of its listed species, is badly needed if we want to prevent this from happening. We stand with those who denounce the Trump administration's changes to the Endangered Species Act. These changes allow economic factors to be taken into consideration when deciding the listing a new species and also weaken the protection of already listed threatened species. Join @bluespherefoundation and @sealegacy in letting administrations around the world know that #ExtinctionEndsHere Take action right now, sign your name in support of #CITES4Sharks and fight for the protection of 18 shark and ray species in the lead up to #CoP18 Link in my bio. @vulcaninc @sealegacy @nakaweproject @thewcs @bluespherefoundation @sharkconservationfund

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Meet Guitara - the Giant Guitarfish of Ningaloo Reef 👋 and read this special #CITESCoP18 Q&A with Underwater Photographer @jakewiltonphoto on changing people's perceptions of sharks 🦈 (link in bio ) #CoP18Sharks #CITES4Sharks

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🇧🇸Si buscas en Google "tiburones Bahamas", los primeros resultados que aparecerán en tu pantalla serán sobre ataques y muertes provocadas por estos escualos, con descripciones del tipo: "terrible agonía", "brutal ataque", " tragedia", "salvaje"... . Sin obviar la realidad de estos hechos, lo cierto es que, según el Archivo Internacional de Ataques de Tiburones (ISAF ) que elabora la Universidad de Florida de forma anual, los escualos mataron en 2018 a cinco personas en todo el mundo, situando a los tiburones en uno de los últimos eslabones del ranking de animales más mortíferos. . Los humanos, contrariamente, matamos una media de 11.000 tiburones CADA HORA, 100 MILLONES cada año (según datos de @sealegacy ). . La abundancia de tiburones en un área determinada suele ser un indicador de que las cosas funcionan tal y como deberían, manteniendo el delicado equilibrio del ecosistema. . Un cuarto de TODAS las especies de tiburones está en riesgo de EXTINCIÓN. En todo el mundo🌏, estamos pescando estos escualos a un ritmo más acelerado del que tardan en reproducirse y, una vez esto ocurre, la recuperación demora inmenso (si es que alguna vez se produce ). . Es difícil librarse del miedo irracional que los medios de comunicación han proyectado sobre los tiburones 🦈. Solo podemos proteger aquello que amamos❤. Necesitamos convertir el temor en comprensión y el odio en compasión por lo que respecta a estos seres majestuosos. . #CITES4sharks #TurningTheTide #ocean #conservation #sharks #tiburones #Bahamas #NewProvidence #NuevaProvidencia #diving #buceo #Caribbean #Caribe

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Dear Canada, Please use your vote to make a difference. Please use your vote to say YES, not NO. Please use your vote to say YES, sharks are worth more alive. Use your vote to say YES, the survival of a species is in our hands. Use your vote to say YES, we will use this chance to turn the tide. Please use your vote to say YES, we are a global leader in ocean conservation and we will stand up for the protection of Mako Sharks. This is a message for Canadian delegates @cathmckennaottcen @jonathanwnv and Basile van Havre at @CITES #CoP18 , who have the opportunity to vote in favour of an Appendix II listing that could reduce overfishing and protect endangered shark and ray species, including the Mako Shark. There’s still time - sign the #CITES4Sharks petition linked in my bio. Follow @sealegacy @bluespherefoundation @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz and @shawnheinrichs , whose beautiful photograph of a mako shark inspired this artwork. Follow @nakaweproject for live stories from @CITES #CoP18 and for further ways to help. Use your vote to save makos. #savemakosharks #nakawetribe #nakawewarriors #makeyourvoiceheard #extinctionisforever #sharks #rays #protectwhatyoulove #oceans #endangeredspecies #makoshark #mako #abreakformakos #savemakosharks #divers4makos #letlive #maketime4makos #lovesharks #oceans #diving #freediving #canada #canadatourism #tourismcanada

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This weekend marked the opening of #CoP18 , where a critical vote on new listings to @CITES Appendix II swings in the balance. Mako sharks, the fastest shark in the world, and 17 other shark and ray species are in need of critical protection to win their race against extinction - and they need our vote, and the vote of #CITES member countries, to ensure they earn this protection. It's not too late to make your voice heard. Add your name in support of #CITES4Sharks , tap through to @SeaLegacy to sign their petition and help protect our ocean for future generations. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ShawnHeinrichs

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I have just heard news that CITES says NO to protect mako shark and other endangered shark species , what the fuck ?!!! Mako shark species have declined to 96 percent , so if you have heart and your love to protect mako shark, please send an email to CITES to protect them and our ocean.. and visit https://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq to actt. Please protect MAKO SHARKS #cites4sharks #saveshark #savemakosharks

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT, ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION? - Earlier this year, an assessment from @IPBES_ and @UNenvironment detailed the stark reality of the environmental crisis: nearly 1 million plant and animal species face extinction within just a couple of decades. Strengthening proven protection like the #EndangeredSpeciesAct , which has seen the survival of 99% of its listed species, is badly needed if we want to prevent this from happening. We stand with those who denounce the Trump administration's changes to the Endangered Species Act. These changes allow economic factors to be taken into consideration when deciding the listing a new species and also weaken the protection of already listed threatened species. Join @bluespherefoundation and @sealegacy in letting administrations around the world know that #ExtinctionEndsHere Take action right now, sign your name in support of #CITES4Sharks and fight for the protection of 18 shark and ray species in the lead up to #CoP18 Link in my bio. @vulcaninc @sealegacy @nakaweproject @thewcs @bluespherefoundation @sharkconservationfund

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Meet the giant guitarfish, a shark-like ray. Their flattened body is perfectly adapted for life on the seabed, either swimming close to the bottom or resting and lying concealed within the sediment. Like other shark and ray species, giant guitarfish are extremely susceptible to population decline from overexploitation. Guitarfish fins are highly valuable on the international market. @CITES #CoP18 , the world's biggest conference on wildlife trade happening right now, is our opportunity to ensure the protection and preservation of giant guitarfish for generations to come. Urge policymakers to support these beautiful animals as well as mako sharks, wedgefish, and more as they race against extinction. Sign the #CITES4Sharks petition linked in our bio. #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @BlueSphereFoundation @VulcanInc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz

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⚠️⚠️⚠️ PLEASE READ AND SIGN PETITION IN NEW LINK IN MY BIO PLEASE, MAHALO! ⚠️⚠️⚠️ #Repost @abc4explore ( @get_repost ) ・・・ ‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark

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When shopping at the grocery store, do you ever take the time to read the ingredients list or who sourced the product? Around the world meat products are often mislabeled to cover up from being various types of sharks, rays, and whales. They can be labeled as: whitefish, rock salmon, cape steak, dog fish, flake, and many more. Many types of shark and ray fall victim to overfishing and are illegally captured, killed, and sold. One might argue that fishing for these types of marine life are “beneficial for the ecosystem”. Because of that mindset many species of ray and shark are endangered. The reality of it is that sharks play a very big role in the ocean and are crucial to its survival. Despite the rules, regulations, and laws that have been passed to decrease the fishing and marketing of sharks and rays, they are still being hunted. Together we can help the movement to end this. Sign @nakaweproject petition to stop selling threatened species and for companies to properly label their meat. https://www.change.org/p/citizens-worldwide-ask-corporations-to-stop-selling-threatened-species-and-label-shark-meat-with-the-species-name #savesharkslives #abreakformakos #sharkmeat #gameoverfishing #cites4sharks #extinctionendshere #voiceforthevoiceless #bansharkfinning

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Aunque la CITES entró en vigor en la década de 1970, los tiburones y rayas comenzaron a ser incluidos a partir del 2003, con la inclusión del tiburón peregrino y el tiburón ballena en el Apéndice II. Actualmente, en el Apéndice II se encuentran incluidas más de 19 especies de tiburones y rayas, entre ellas el tiburón blanco, los peces sierra (Pristidae ), el tiburón macarel, el tiburón puntas blancas oceánico, el martillo común, liso y gigante, los tiburones zorro, el tiburón sedoso, las mantas y las mobulas. Además, en la próxima CoP (Ginebra, Suiza ), se someterá a votación la inclusión del tiburón mako, especie propuesta por México y apoyada por más de 50 países miembros. . . . Although CITES entered into force in the 1970s, sharks and rays began to be included as of 2003, with the inclusion of the basking shark and the whale shark in Appendix II. Currently, more than 19 species of sharks and rays are included in Appendix II, including white shark, sawfish (Pristidae ), macarel shark, oceanic whitetip shark, common, smooth and giant hammerhead, thresher sharks, silky shark, mantas and mobulas. In addition, at the next CoP (Geneva, Switzerland ), the inclusion of the mako shark, a species proposed by Mexico and supported by more than 50 member countries, will be put to the vote. @VIExtincion @sharkallies @cabosharkdive @CITES @codemarmx @estrellanavarroholm @camilajaber @claramarinne @fundaciocram @catsharks ciencia . . . . . . #iucn #pesca #conservación #naturaleza #CITES #extinción #EspeciesMarinas #Mako #MakoShark #sobrepesca #ocean #CITES4SHARKS #CITESCoP18 #savemakos

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Happy #WorldPhotographyDay ! On a day like today, we can't think of a better picture to feature than this one from our friend @shawnheinrichs ⁠ 😍📷⁠ Mako sharks are the fastest shark in the world but even they can't outswim the impacts of overfishing and are considered critically endangered. But governments around the world can give them a needed lifeline. Right now at @CITES -- an every three years global meeting on international wildlife trade -- world leaders have the opportunity to ensure protection and preservation of the mako shark (and wedgefish, guitarfish and others including elephants ) for generations to come. ⁠ 📰🔗⁠ Read more about how governments at CITES can help the struggling mako. Link in bio.

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Words and image by @abc4explore - ‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark

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It is a tough #MakoMonday as the @cites Conference of the Parties considers proposals to add mako sharks to their Appendix II, which adds a layer of oversight and regulation of the trade of these species that have been assessed by independent researchers at the @shark_specialist_group as ENDANGERED. These sharks have a global distribution and are fished throughout their ranges. The US and Canada have decided not to support the Listing Proposal 42. We urge them to reconsider and quickly review the ICCAT report quickly. Internationally caught and traded endangered species just might need an international trade agreement🦈 📸 @mornehardenberg @shark_explorers @sharkadvocatesinternational #maketime4makos #cites4sharks

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Mako sharks are the cheetahs of sharks. The shortfin in particular is capable of bursts of over 40 miles per hour. . But longfin and shortfin species are unable to outswim the threat of overfishing. In the last 75 years, both have seen declines of approx. 90% in the Atlantic Ocean. . At the ongoing #CITESCoP18 meeting, they should gain new protections from international trade. More via our bio. . . #sharks #CITES4Sharks #CITES #conservation #oceans #oceanconservation #underwater #atlanticocean #illegaltrade

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#MeetaSharkMonday ⠀ Shortfin Mako Shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus )⠀ Makos are the fastest species of shark, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph. They are highly migratory and a single tagged shark traveled 8,265 miles in just 6 months! They have also been known to leap out of the water. They truly are the ultimate shark athlete.⠀ Despite their speed and agility, mako sharks have not been able to out swim commercial fishing operations. Analyses show that the North Atlantic mako population has a 53% chance of recovering by 2045 ( 5 years later than a study done 2 years ago ) if catches are cut to zero, leaving scientists to recommend a complete and immediate ban on retaining shortfin makos from the region, as well as measures to reduce the mako mortality associated with accidental catches.⠀ ⠀ 📸 @ronwatkinsphotography ⠀ ⠀ #sharkfacts #makosharks #makoshark #savesharks #CITES4Sharks #endangeredspecies #overfishing #maketime4makos #saveourseas #sharkscience #sharkresearch #sharkdiving

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Repost from @paulhiltonphoto WE NEED YOUR HELP Show Canada they must vote to protect mako sharks. We need every nation to stand up to protect mako sharks before it’s too late. Add your voice to show Canadian ministers that they must vote for protection. Overfishing has caused a rapid decline in mako shark populations, and today, they are globally endangered. And yet Canada is on the verge of voting against their protection. After showing great leadership by becoming the first G20 country in the world to enact a ban on the trade of shark fins, it is disappointing and saddening to see Canada abandoning sharks when it matters by threatening to vote against their inclusion in CITES appendix II. You can make a difference by demanding that Canada change their position and vote ‘YES’ to add mako sharks to Appendix II of CITES. This addition will ensure any continued trade in mako sharks is both legal and sustainable and will provide the protection that they desperately need. Please follow this link in my bio and add your voice to a global community of activists who are taking a stand for Mako Sharks! #cites4sharks @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy

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As has been reported elsewhere before me, it appears that the US position at CITES #CITESCop18 #COP18 #CITES4sharks is NOT to support the proposed listing of mako sharks on Appendix II... 🤬🤬🤬 https://buff.ly/2Hg5p2x #shark #sharks #sharkgirl #sharkweek #sharklove #sharklife #divelife #saltlife #makoshark #mako #saveoursharks

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Mako Monday💙 . @thelifeofrileynz revealing the true nature of these grossly misunderstood and villified sharks. MAKO SHARKS. Formidable, yes. Curious, yes. Fast, yes. Lots of teeth, yes. Mindless man-eaters, no!!! This month at #CITESCoP18 , a record 18 species are up for new protections, including mako sharks. This is a pivotal point for the protection of #makosharks , one we can influence. Join us in #TurningTheTide and support #CITES4Sharks by signing your name asking Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to stand up for sharks and switch their vote to “YES” -- protecting the mako and fulfilling their commitment to Canada’s role in environmental leadership. Click the link in our bio to sign. @shawnheinrichs ☮️. . #cites4sharks #weprotectwhatwelove #bethechange #lightonecandle #helpsavesharks #extinctionisforever #makoshark #coexist #underwater #oceanlover Remember to breathe ☯️☮️

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The US government’s position is *NOT* to support a proposed listing of mako sharks on CITES appendix II. #cites #cop18 #citescop18 #cites4sharks #shark #fishing #conservation #marinebiology #ocean #mako #fish #endangeredspecies #sustainableseafood #science #research #environmentalscience

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Words by @sharksneedlove So, what’s going on with all these mako posts you’re likely seeing in your feed? The news from the front lines in Geneva @cites is that the US @usfws have joined Canada in *NOT* supporting the proposal to list Mako sharks in Appendix II CITES... I won’t get into what this means now, but I will in another post, just trust me that it’s important, and time sensitive. All scientific evidence shows mako sharks are highly mobile by nature, have extremely vulnerable life history traits (late maturing, low fecundity ) and were recently listed as globally endangered with populations still declining. Mako shark management is an INTERNATIONAL concern that requires a collective solution - one or two nations fishing sustainably will not recover makos given their continental scale movements. ................................................ WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please head to link in my ( @sharksneedlove ) bio and sign the petition to add mako sharks to Appendix II @cites This will take you less than one minute, and could seriously make a significant difference. ................................................ KEEN TO HELP MORE? Email / DM @usfws with your thoughts on their decision to NOT back the mako shark proposal! The oceans fastest predator needs your HELP, so, will you help them? ................................................ 🦈 PLEASE share this post to your story 🙏🏽 ................................................ 📸 Photo credit: @shawnheinrichs #shark #makoshark #cites #usfws #sharks #makosharks #cites4sharks #shortfinmako #savesharks #conservation

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Mako sharks need your help. It’s important now more than ever to use your voice to speak for our vulnerable species. We must collectively show our administration that we will NOT stand for the further desecration of our marine species. Please sign this petition urging our government not to support rollbacks on protecting our endangered species. Re-posted from @pangeaseed MAKO SHARKS NEED YOUR HELP! . The news from the front lines in Geneva @cites , starting this weekend, is that the US @usfws have joined Canada in *NOT* supporting the proposal to list Mako sharks in Appendix II CITES... we won’t get into what this means now, but I will in another post, just trust us that it’s important, and time sensitive. All scientific evidence shows mako sharks are highly mobile by nature, have extremely vulnerable life history traits (late maturing, low fecundity ) and were recently listed as globally endangered with populations still declining. Mako shark management is an INTERNATIONAL concern that requires a collective solution - one or two nations fishing sustainably will not recover makos given their continental scale movements. . WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please head to link in @sharksneedlove bio and sign the petition to add mako sharks to Appendix II @cites This will take you less than one minute, and could seriously make a significant difference. . KEEN TO HELP MORE? Email / DM @usfws with your thoughts on their decision to NOT back the mako shark proposal! The oceans fastest predator needs your HELP, so, will you help them? . PLEASE share this post on your feed! . Repost from @sharksneedlove PC: @shawnheinrichs #shark #makoshark #cites #usfws #sharks #makosharks #cites4sharks #shortfinmako #savesharks #conservation #extinctionisforever #extinction #protectwhatyoulove #ocean #marinelife #sealife #diving #photography #nature #natgeo #underwaterphotography

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Words by @sharksneedlove So, what’s going on with all these mako posts you’re likely seeing in your feed? The news from the front lines in Geneva @cites is that the US @usfws have joined Canada in *NOT* supporting the proposal to list Mako sharks in Appendix II CITES... I won’t get into what this means now, but I will in another post, just trust me that it’s important, and time sensitive. All scientific evidence shows mako sharks are highly mobile by nature, have extremely vulnerable life history traits (late maturing, low fecundity ) and were recently listed as globally endangered with populations still declining. Mako shark management is an INTERNATIONAL concern that requires a collective solution - one or two nations fishing sustainably will not recover makos given their continental scale movements. ................................................ WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please head to link in my ( @sharksneedlove ) bio and sign the petition to add mako sharks to Appendix II @cites This will take you less than one minute, and could seriously make a significant difference. ................................................ KEEN TO HELP MORE? Email / DM @usfws with your thoughts on their decision to NOT back the mako shark proposal! The oceans fastest predator needs your HELP, so, will you help them? ................................................ 🦈 PLEASE share this post to your story 🙏🏽 ................................................ 📸 Photo credit: @shawnheinrichs #shark #makoshark #cites #usfws #sharks #makosharks #cites4sharks #shortfinmako #savesharks #conservation

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Photo by @shawnheinrichs // This weekend the protection of endangered mako sharks and 17 other shark and ray species is up for a vote at #CoP18 We have the potential to ensure that these species, critical to the health of our ocean, earn the management and protection they need to recover. You can start  #TurningTheTide for mako sharks today by signing the  #CITES4Sharks petition linked in our bio, asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to switch their vote from "NO" to "YES," ensuring the fastest shark in the world wins its race against extinction. We are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal! Sign now and support the mako shark's @CITES Appendix II listing. #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @SeaLegacy @bluespherefoundation @jim_abernethy @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund

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Ok, listen up people. I’m going educate you, so you best sit down and pay attention. The worlds fastest shark is on the verge of extinction. I repeat: THE MAKO SHARK IS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION. It blows my mind that people don’t understand the significance of this situation. Like, wake the fuck up! Can you imagine how heartbreaking it would be to lose this beautiful animal? For good? Humans kill approximately 100 million sharks a year. Can you believe that?! You like your oceans? You like having healthy, flourishing marine ecosystems? Then stop. Killing. Sharks. Sharks are vital to maintaining the balance in the marine food web. Without them, entire ecosystems would collapse! Right now, @cites is voting to place protection over 18 endangered species of sharks and rays, the Mako being among them. Unfortunately, some countries have voted “NO” to this proposal, Canada included. As a Canadian, I can tell you that I am SHOCKED and DISAPPOINTED in my country. This year, Canada made history by becoming the first country in the WORLD to go #finfree It’s sad to believe that we would just stop there. Support the #turningthetide and #cites4sharks by adding your name to the petition. With enough votes, we can change that “NO” to a “YES”, letting other countries know that we can’t give up now! (Go to @abc4explore , @shawnheinrichs or @sealegacy and click on link in bio! ) 🦈💙 photo credits: @shawnheinrichs

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A portrait of the Mako, the fastest shark in the ocean that is sadly targeted despite being listed as endangered and doesn’t get the protection that it so desperately needs ©Dan Callister www.penguinsandsharks.com #makoshark #shortfinmako #overfishing #bansharkfinning #protectsharks #CITES4Sharks #savesharkssavetheocean #marinewildlife #marinebiology #diving #scubadiving #freediving #backscattervideophoto #aquaticadigital #photoshelter #canon #sharks #protectmakos #protectsharks #apexsharkexpeditions #savethemako #savemakosharks

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We LOVE sharks and know they should all be protected! 🦈 Please join me in sending an e-mail through the link on @abc4explore account and let everyone know we support protection of Mako sharks and other endangered species! We must stand for those who don’t have a voice! 🙏 PLEASE SHARE! #coicommunity #catfamily #helpmehelpsharks #fisharefriends #protectmakosharks Repost from @abc4explore using @RepostRegramApp - ‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark

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‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ words @abc4explore USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio to try and ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #makoshark Image @shawnheinrichs Reposted from @thelifeofrileynz

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Repost @abc4explore • ‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark #sharks #protect

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‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ words @abc4explore USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio to try and ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #makoshark Image @shawnheinrichs

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MAKO SHARKS NEED YOUR HELP! . The news from the front lines in Geneva @cites , starting this weekend, is that the US @usfws have joined Canada in *NOT* supporting the proposal to list Mako sharks in Appendix II CITES... we won’t get into what this means now, but I will in another post, just trust us that it’s important, and time sensitive. All scientific evidence shows mako sharks are highly mobile by nature, have extremely vulnerable life history traits (late maturing, low fecundity ) and were recently listed as globally endangered with populations still declining. Mako shark management is an INTERNATIONAL concern that requires a collective solution - one or two nations fishing sustainably will not recover makos given their continental scale movements. . WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please head to link in @sharksneedlove bio and sign the petition to add mako sharks to Appendix II @cites This will take you less than one minute, and could seriously make a significant difference. . KEEN TO HELP MORE? Email / DM @usfws with your thoughts on their decision to NOT back the mako shark proposal! The oceans fastest predator needs your HELP, so, will you help them? . PLEASE share this post on your feed! . Repost from @sharksneedlove PC: @shawnheinrichs #shark #makoshark #cites #usfws #sharks #makosharks #cites4sharks #shortfinmako #savesharks #conservation #extinctionisforever #extinction #protectwhatyoulove

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#Repost from @abc4explore with @regram app ... ‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark

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‼️CALL TO ACTION‼️ USA, Japan & Canada have all now announced their plans to vote NO at @CITES against the protection of MAKO SHARKS & many other endangered species! In light of this refusal to acknowledge the necessity to protect these predators, as well as the blatant disregard of concrete evidence proving makos are heavily laden with highly toxic & poisonous mercury, I guess my only suggestion to these super-power-genius-decision-makers is to “EAT UP & ENJOY MAKO SHARKS” this will ensure your consumption of toxic heavy metals, result in your sterility, and ensure your removal from the human gene pool. If you have a brain, if you have a soul, if you have a heart, please sign & share the link in my bio http://act.pewtrusts.org/OleHzWq & please ensure these species are listed on Appendix II at CoP18. #CITES4Sharks #abc4explore #makoshark

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PLEASE ACT NOW TO PROTECT ENDANGERED SHARKS AND RAYS!! Sign the petition in my bio!! Please share . . Image @joeromeiro333 #CITES #CITES4sharks #sharks #rays #conservation #follow #love #nature #protection #wildlife #surf #dive #instagood #beautiful #beach #water

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#CITES4Sharks From @sealegacy petition : "CITES is a United Nations body of some 183 members nations, whose mission it is to offer threatened species the protection they need to recover. Those members are voting on whether or not 18 shark and ray species deserve to be added to the list, for the mako shark, it could mean the difference between survival and extinction." #shark #ray #makoshark #requin #requinmako #marineconservation #endangeredspecies #cop18

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⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #repost @natgeo ⁣ ⁣__________________⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Photos by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | A quarter of all shark species are at risk of extinction. Around the world, we are fishing many shark species faster than they can reproduce, and once over-fished, sharks will take a long time to recover—if they can recover. We can be angry and heartbroken, but we also can go deeper to understand why this problem exists and rectify it. We need stronger management and legislation in place to protect them. Thankfully, the world is starting to wake up to the crisis sharks face, but we need more voices to join us. Please help me in preserving their beauty and start #TurningTheTide for sharks at @cristinamittermeier #ocean #conservation #CITES4Sharks

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@cites #CoP18 starts today! A @UnitedNations body made up of 183 member nations is set to vote on new @CITES proposals that would offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover if they receive a two-third majority vote. There is still time to add your voice for an Appendix II listing of the endangered mako shark and 18 other shark and ray species! Your signature will support a growing movement from across the globe. One of the major votes that will determine the decision is Canada. To ask Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to continue Canada's environmental leadership role by switching their vote from "NO" to "YES." click the link in my bio to sign. #CITES4Sharks #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs video and support from @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy @thewcs @sharkconservationfund #LawsforJaws #WorthMoreAlive #cites #conservation #savesharks #canada #CoP18Sharks #protectsharks

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#repost from @cristinamittermeier #SaveLIFE #RespectALLlife #OnePlanet #Earthlings Don't you agree that Manta rays move with such grace through the water, somersaulting as they feed, that there is something almost celestial about them? The Endangered Species Act ( #ESA ) is an essential piece of legislation that protects 1,600 plants and animals, and that has brought animals like the bald eagle back from the edge of extinction in the mainland United States. The Trump Administration recently announced changes to the ESA that will make it easier to remove endangered species from the list and also weakens protections for species listed as #threatened The Giant Manta Ray is one of the fish affected by these changes. They are slow to reproduce, giving birth to just one pup every two to three years, which makes these rays extremely vulnerable to commercial fishing and international trade. Follow @SeaLegacy and join us as we start #TurningTheTide together. Click the link in my bio to sign our current petition to support #CITES4Sharks #ExtinctionEndsHere

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#Repost from @sealegacy with @regram app ... Video by  @ShawnHeinrichs [warning sensitive content] // #CoP18 starts today! A  @UnitedNations body made up of 183 member nations is set to vote on new @CITES proposals that would offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover if they receive a two-third majority vote. There is still time to add your voice for an Appendix II listing of the endangered mako shark and 18 other shark and ray species! Your signature will support a growing movement from across the globe asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to continue Canada's environmental leadership role by switching their vote from "NO" to "YES." Please click the link in our bio to sign. #CITES4Sharks #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund

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#CoP18 starts today! A  @UnitedNations body made up of 183 member nations is set to vote on new @CITES proposals that would offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover if they receive a two-third majority vote. There is still time to add your voice for an Appendix II listing of the endangered mako shark and 18 other shark and ray species! Your signature will support a growing movement from across the globe asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to continue Canada's environmental leadership role by switching their vote from "NO" to "YES." Please click the link in our bio to sign. @sealegacy #CITES4Sharks #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund #turningthetide #savethesharks #shark #sharks #savesharks #scuba #scubadiver #divers #scubadivers #aqualung #bcd #scubapro #unite #diversunite #help #vote #voting #yes #ocean #oneworld #seaside #underwater #oceans #sevenseas #saturday #together #united

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❗️Urgent ❗️Stand up for Mako Sharks today! Link in bio to sign the petition and support the growing movement to fight for protection of these endangered species! 🦈 It’s not too late, there’s still time to help! Your voice matters and can make a real difference! “This weekend the protection of endangered Mako Sharks and 17 other shark and ray species is up for a vote at #CoP18 ” - @sealegacy @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @teamsharkwater @jonathanwnv @cathmckennaottcen #CITES4sharks #savemakosharks #savesharks

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Join the fight and lend your voice to help save Makos, and all sharks. #SaveOurSharks #NoFinsNoFuture #Repost @sealegacy Video by  @ShawnHeinrichs [warning sensitive content] // #CoP18 starts today! A  @UnitedNations body made up of 183 member nations is set to vote on new @CITES proposals that would offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover if they receive a two-third majority vote. There is still time to add your voice for an Appendix II listing of the endangered mako shark and 18 other shark and ray species! Your signature will support a growing movement from across the globe asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to continue Canada's environmental leadership role by switching their vote from "NO" to "YES." Please click the link in our bio to sign. #CITES4Sharks #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund

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#cop18 begins today, where countries vote on what species get international protection and how much officially they are considered threatened. Mako sharks depend on crucial international protection as a species as they are killed as bycatch and intentionally. Please urge Canada to vote ‘YES’ for Makos. Link in bio to sign. #Repost @sealegacy with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @ShawnHeinrichs // The mako's sleek and slender body is built for speed. Reaching up to 46mph, they can vanish like a ghost from your line of sight; there one moment, gone the next. Decades of overfishing has caused this slow reproducing shark species to decline in population - so much so that the vast majority killed today have not reached maturity or reproduced yet. A proposed @CITES Appendix II listing would offer the management and protection that Makos need to come back from the brink of extinction. Please sign the petition at the link in our bio and urge Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to switch Canada's vote on the proposed listing from "NO" to "YES" at this month's #CoP18 conference. #CITES4Sharks With  @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @vulcaninc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz

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#Sharks are vital to the upkeep of our oceans - they need our help to survive. Let’s help give them protection they need to survive. Posted @withrepost@sealegacy Photo by @shawnheinrichs // This weekend the protection of endangered mako sharks and 17 other shark and ray species is up for a vote at #CoP18 We have the potential to ensure that these species, critical to the health of our ocean, earn the management and protection they need to recover. You can start  #TurningTheTide for mako sharks today by signing the  #CITES4Sharks petition linked in our bio, asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to switch their vote from "NO" to "YES," ensuring the fastest shark in the world wins its race against extinction. We are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal! Sign now and support the mako shark's @CITES Appendix II listing. #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund

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Overfishing has caused a rapid decline in shortfin mako shark populations, and today, they are globally endangered. Analyses show that the North Atlantic mako population has a 53% chance of recovering by 2045 ( 5 years later than a study done 2 years ago ) if catches are cut to zero, leaving scientists to recommend a complete and immediate ban on retaining shortfin makos from the region, as well as measures to reduce the mako mortality associated with accidental catches. CITES is a United Nations body of some 183 member nations, whose mission it is to offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover. Those member nations are voting on whether these shark and ray species deserve to be added to the list, and for the incredible mako shark, it could mean the difference between survival and extinction. The 18th meeting of the conference of parties (CoP ) starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. Please spread awareness and show your support for protecting this amazing species and others. Check out Shark Advocates International @sealegacy And @projectaware For more info . . We MUST #Maketime4Makos Image @ronwatkinsphotography #makoshark #makos #sharkconservation #CITES4Sharks #savesharks #sharkeducation #sharks #oceanconservation #saveourseas #saveoursharks #overfishing #bycatch #sharkfishing #sharkresearch #sharkscience #endangeredspecies

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Video by  @ShawnHeinrichs [warning sensitive content] // #CoP18 starts today! A  @UnitedNations body made up of 183 member nations is set to vote on new @CITES proposals that would offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover if they receive a two-third majority vote. There is still time to add your voice for an Appendix II listing of the endangered mako shark and 18 other shark and ray species! Your signature will support a growing movement from across the globe asking Canadian Ministers  @jonathanwnv and  @cathmckennaottcen to continue Canada's environmental leadership role by switching their vote from "NO" to "YES." Please click the link in our bio to sign. #CITES4Sharks #TurningTheTide with @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @thelifeofrileynz @thewcs @sharkconservationfund

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A Bottlenose wedgefish (Rhynchobatus australiae ) glides over the sandy bottom with a diver observing it from a far, Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives. With the recent assessment this year, by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, all wedgefish species except one are now listed as Critically Endangered, making these group become one of the most threatened marine fishes. . . This year at CITES #CoP18 in Geneva, there will be voting to includes sharks and rays (including Wedgefishes ) for better management and protection in international trades, which is critical for the survival of these funny-looking rays, due to the high value of their fins (which can fetch higher value than most sharks ). . . My friend @nickhawkinsphotography from @sealegacy collective are working on a petition for the Canadian Government to support this voting. Be my good friends, by heading to these sources and sign the petition. And of course, please be a voice for these wedgefishes in your home turf too! . . Shot on assignment for Crossroad Project / @singha_estate #ray #shark #wedgefish #rhynchobatidae #elasmobranch #maldives #CITES #CoP18Sharks #CITES4Sharks #criticallyendangered #underwater #conservation #conservationphotography @ilcp_photographers

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Overfishing has caused a rapid decline in shortfin mako shark populations, and today, they are globally endangered. Analyses show that the North Atlantic mako population has a 53% chance of recovering by 2045 (5 years later than a study done 2 years ago ) if catches are cut to zero, leaving scientists to recommend a complete and immediate ban on retaining shortfin makos from the region, as well as measures to reduce the mako mortality associated with accidental catches. CITES is a United Nations body of some 183 member nations, whose mission it is to offer threatened species the management and protection they need to recover. Those member nations are voting on whether these shark and ray species deserve to be added to the list, and for the incredible mako shark, it could mean the difference between survival and extinction. The 18th meeting of the conference of parties (CoP ) starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. ⠀ ⠀ Please spread awareness and show your support for protecting this amazing species and others. ⠀ ⠀ Check out @sharkadvocates @sealegacy and @Projectaware for more information and ways to support. . . 📷 @bigfishexpeditions ⠀ . . #Maketime4Makos #makosharks #mako #savesharks #Cites4sharks #sharkconservation #saveourseas #oceans #sharks #sharkfishing #bycatch #overfishing #sharkeducation

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#Repost from @natgeo with @regram app ... Photos by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | A quarter of all shark species are at risk of extinction. Around the world, we are fishing many shark species faster than they can reproduce, and once over-fished, sharks will take a long time to recover—if they can recover. We can be angry and heartbroken, but we also can go deeper to understand why this problem exists and rectify it. We need stronger management and legislation in place to protect them. Thankfully, the world is starting to wake up to the crisis sharks face, but we need more voices to join us. Please help me in preserving their beauty and start #TurningTheTide for sharks at @cristinamittermeier #ocean #conservation #CITES4Sharks

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The wonderful @mantatrust are giving a talk and hosting a stand at this years Oceans 2019 Festival! 🌊⠀ ⠀ Did you know that manta rays have the largest brain of all fish? However, they’ve arguabley become one of the most threatened fish of our seas. ⠀ ⠀ The Manta Trust co-ordinates global research and conservation efforts around manta rays, their relatives, and their habitats. Head to their talk or exhibit at @OceansFestUK on 14th September to learn about this incredible organisation! ⠀ ⠀⠀ 📷 @s.hilbourne ⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #conservation #cites #cites4sharks #mobularays #protectwhatyoulove #guitarfish #manta #mantaray #makosharks #oceanconservation #mantarays #rays #oceans #oceansfestival #plasticfreeliving #plasticfreeoceans #saveouroceans #oceaneducation

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ENOUGH 😔😔😔 #Repost @natgeo • • • • • • Photos by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | A quarter of all shark species are at risk of extinction. Around the world, we are fishing many shark species faster than they can reproduce, and once over-fished, sharks will take a long time to recover—if they can recover. We can be angry and heartbroken, but we also can go deeper to understand why this problem exists and rectify it. We need stronger management and legislation in place to protect them. Thankfully, the world is starting to wake up to the crisis sharks face, but we need more voices to join us. Please help me in preserving their beauty and start #TurningTheTide for sharks at @cristinamittermeier #ocean #conservation #CITES4Sharks

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La Conferencia de las Partes (CoP ) es el órgano supremo de adopción de decisiones de CITES y está integrada por todas sus partes. A través de la resolución Conf. 9.24, se enuncian una serie de criterios biológicos y comerciales para ayudar a determinar si una especie debería incluirse en alguno de los Apéndices. En cada reunión ordinaria de la CoP, las partes presentan propuestas basadas en estos criterios para enmendar los Apéndices, y posteriormente se examinan éstas y se someten a votación. . . . The Conference of the Parties (CoP ) is the major decision area of CITES and is composed of all its parts. Through resolution Conf. 9.24, they set out a series of biological and commercial to help determine if a species should be included in any of the Appendices. At each regular meeting of the CoP, the parties submit proposals based on these criteria to amend the Appendices, and are subsequently specifically examined and put to a vote. @cites @codemar @cabosharkdive @sharkallies @seashepherdmexico @redlist_of_ecosystems @sharkconservationfund @sharkeducation @sealegacy @bluespherefoundation #CITES4SHARKS #CITESCoP18 #savemakos #pesca #conservación #naturaleza #CITES #extinción #EspeciesMarinas

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Devastating 😭 #repost @natgeo ・・・ Photos by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | A quarter of all shark species are at risk of extinction. Around the world, we are fishing many shark species faster than they can reproduce, and once over-fished, sharks will take a long time to recover—if they can recover. We can be angry and heartbroken, but we also can go deeper to understand why this problem exists and rectify it. We need stronger management and legislation in place to protect them. Thankfully, the world is starting to wake up to the crisis sharks face, but we need more voices to join us. Please help me in preserving their beauty and start #TurningTheTide for sharks at @cristinamittermeier #ocean #conservation #CITES4Sharks

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Mako sharks are fastest sharks in ocean! Check this out. What’s happening to them? Link in bio to sign and learn more #Repost @sealegacy with @get_repost ・・・ Right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to help achieve critically-needed protection for 18 shark and ray species, including the endangered mako shark, under a proposed @CITES Appendix II listing. But we need two-thirds of the world’s countries to vote ‘YES’ at this month's #CoP18 conference. That is why a collective of voices are asking Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to switch their vote from "NO" to "YES," expanding their global position as leaders in ocean conservation and standing up for the protection of these magnificent apex predators. Join us and sign your name now at the link in our bio. #CITES4Sharks 🎥 by @shawnheinrichs With @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @vulcaninc @thewcs @sharkconservationfund @thelifeofrileynz

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A clear illustration of the conflict between livelihoods, culture, greed, and sustainability. The 'Shark' has existed in the oceans for 420 million years, and is essential to the health of our marine ecosystems. Humans, the destructive bastards, have walked but a fraction of this time, and our greatest necessity for these beautiful creatures is our own survival. At what point will the line be set in which our species unanimously acknowledges its destructive presence on this planet, and commits to righting the wrongs? #sustainable #shark #hammerhead #fishmarket #naturephotography #zanzibar #sharkweek #saveourplanet

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