CITES was a disappointment for the oceans. The delegates voted to protect only one species of shark -- the porbeagle -- and that protection was reversed at the end of the meeting.
Without further protections, these sharks are headed toward extinction as a result of the international demand for their fins, skin, meat and liver oil.
In the wake of CITES, sharks need you more than ever. Here are some ways to help:
Tell your Senator to support the Shark Conservation Act, which would end the barbaric practice of finning sharks in U.S. waters.
Support our campaign work to protect sharks today by making a donation.