Gap Fill - Endangered Species - Level 4


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Eighteen threatened of sharks and rays will be protected. Countries signed to the CITES animal and protection agreed on greater for these marine creatures from fishing. The protected species include the world's shark (the mako shark), wedgefishes and guitarfishes. A wants to ensure continue to be around for generations.

CITES was established in and is signed by 182 different . The of the weekend meeting was on reducing the of sharks killed each year by fishing. A conservation group said as as 273 million sharks are killed . Forty countries said there was no to show that the mako was in danger as a of fishing. The global shark fin is believed to be worth over $1.2 billion.

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