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Shark Info 2 / 02   (07-20-2002)

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  Intro:

Modern technology aids shark protection

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  Main article:

Modern technology aids white shark protection

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  Article 1:

The role of CITES in protecting and managing sharks

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  Article 2:

Shark Exhibit in Zurich

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  Article 3:

Sharks in Research and Industry

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  Article 4:

Dr. Erich Ritter's accident with a bull shark

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  Fact Sheet:

Salmon Shark

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Modern technology aids white shark protection

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White Shark

White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) belong to the most endangered shark species, still they are hunted for their meat which lands on the world's fish markets.

© Klaus Jost / Shark Foundation

The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is one of the best protected shark species worldwide. Its name appears on the Red List of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) under the "most vulnerable" species (Category A1bcd + 2cd). With CITES it is still on Appendix III which calls for close observation of any trade with white sharks, although efforts are being made by Australia and the U.S. to have it put on Appendix I, a list of animals and plants which are directly endangered by extinction. Trade with species found on Appendix I is prohibited worldwide, except for scientific reasons.



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