Preventing extinctions has been a primary aim of shark and ray conservation for decades, but the numbers don’t lie. These efforts haven’t kept pace with the threats. We all need to raise our level of ambition if we want to reverse the tragic loss of biodiversity in our ocean. More efforts are needed to actively recover depleted populations for the benefit of our ocean and people who depend on it.
This opinion piece by Dr. Andy Cornish, one of SARRI Founders, was originally published on WWF Oceans Medium page. Click the below button to read the article in full.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The first of the expert webinars will be held on the 27th July, 2022. The founding partners will provide an overview of the shark and ray crisis, SARRI and the toolbox, and what to expect in the coming months and years.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Three decades of conservation efforts at a remote coral reef complex in the Philippines have paid off. Today it is one of the most important areas for sharks in the Coral Triangle and supports the highest density of whitetip reef sharks in the world.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
A very rare and curious-looking ray called the smalltooth sawfish inhabits the waters of Florida in the US. Once on the verge of extinction, the animal is now making a comeback thanks to the dedication of scientists, experts, authorities, and the community. This story brings a ray of hope for other endangered rays and sharks around the world.