1 Nov 2016

Praise for Fiji over CITES success

From , 4:03 pm on 1 November 2016

Earlier this month Fiji made history by becoming the first Pacific country to propose global trade restrictions on sharks and rays to ensure their survival.

The Fiji delegation to the meeting of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, in South Africa called for trade sanctions for threatened species of mobula, or devil rays, as well as thresher and silky sharks and the ancient living fossil, the nautilus.  

WWF's Global Shark Programme Manager, Ian Campbell, who was the technical adviser to the Fiji delegation, told Don Wiseman the Fiji Government deserves praise for the achievements of its delegation.

A Nautilus

A Nautilus Photo: supplied