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Manta Rays receive international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals

WildAid applauds the recent listing of the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) under Appendix I and II in the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an international treaty organization concerned with conserving migratory species and habitats on a global scale. Listed on November 25, 2011, member countries are now obligated to provide strict national protections for giant manta rays and their key habitats.

Two More Municipalities Ban Shark Fin in Canada

WildAid Canada welcomes the news that London and Pickering, Ontario are the latest municipalities to act on banning the sale and possession of shark fin.

Last night, London Council voted unanimously to call for a ban on shark fin products. At the same time, Pickering Council passed a ban into law by a margin of 5 to 1.

The Peninsula Hotels Chain Takes a Stand Against Shark Fins

The Peninsula Hotels chain, Asia's oldest hotel company, will contribute to growing global efforts to reduce the demand for shark fin products by banning the consumption of shark fin at its hotel restaurants and banquet operations, effective January 1, 2012.

Toronto Passes Shark Fin Ban!

WildAid welcomes the news that Toronto City Council has voted to ban the sale and possession of shark fin, with a vote of 38-4. With a population of over 2.5 million, Canada’s largest city, the fifth largest in North America, Toronto is the largest market for shark products in the country.

California Shark Fin Ban Leaps Over Major Hurdle

On Thursday, Assembly Bill 376, which would ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in the state of California, cleared the state Senate Appropriations Committee on a 5-2 vote.  The bill now moves to the Senate floor, where a vote is expected in the next couple of weeks.

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