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Petitioning President Ricardo Martinelli

Fight the Shark Fin Trade


Shark finning kills millions of sharks every year. Help get international support to stop this unsustainable trade!

This March, the UN body responsible for regulating the global trade in endangered species will consider proposals to regulate trade in oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and hammerhead sharks. These species are especially hard hit by the still-booming fin trade and need our help. At the last meeting, the porbeagle proposal lost by just one vote!

Panamá may cast the decisive vote on these critical proposals. Please urge the Panamanian government to support an Appendix II listing for oceanic whitetips, porbeagles and hammerheads.

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