|Grantee||International Foundation for Animal Welfare ↗|
IFAW works to ensure the global trade in sharks and rays is effectively regulated. Over half of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened or near threatened with extinction, largely due to international demand for their fins and meat. By working with governments via the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), threatened sharks that are traded in high numbers can be limited to sustainable levels, allowing their populations to recover. CITES management prioritizes the identification and seizures of illegal shipments of shark products, as well as driving better fisheries management at the national level — leading to effective reductions in shark mortality worldwide.
For more information visit: https://www.ifaw.org/animals/sharks