shark trade

International trade in wild plants and animals is estimated to be worth billions of dollars a year and, in too many cases, it threatens species survival. We’re working to use the power of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to help protect threatened, commercially valuable shark and ray species - sought for fins, meat, oil, teeth cartilage, wings and gill plates – from the devastating effects of unregulated, international trade.