This video is called Before It’s Too Late: Whale Shark – Gypsy of the Deep.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Sharks protected by new trade law
Monday 11 March 2013
by Our Foreign Desk
Delegates at the triennial meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna adopted proposals to put the oceanic whitetip, hammerhead and porbeagle sharks on a list of species whose trade is closely controlled.
More than two dozen species of shark are officially endangered and more than 100 others are considered vulnerable.
Eleven nations including Brazil, the US and Egypt proposed regulating trade in the species.
Shark Advocates International founder Sonja Fordham was pleased with the votes.
“These highly traded, threatened shark species urgently need protection from the unsustainable trade that jeopardises populations, ecosystems, livelihoods, and ecotourism,” she said.
Wildlife Humane Society International deputy director Rebecca Regnery added that the proposal adoptions were “the only way to truly give some of the most heavily traded species a respite from the commercial onslaught.”
Supporters said the species’ numbers have declined due to overfishing and being accidentally caught by fishermen chasing other types of fish.
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- Conservation body bolsters shark fin trade regs (cbsnews.com)
- Sharks, manta rays win global trade protection (thenewstribe.com)
- ‘Pressure’ on shark protection vote (bbc.co.uk)