SARRI experts have identified a number of other relevant resources, which should be useful for any shark and ray recovery efforts.
This guidance is not specific to recovery plans, but provides a useful framework and principles for conserving species.
The United States has undertaken successful recoveries of sharks and rays, and is undertaking several at this time.
A useful starting point for learning about recovery plans in Australia.
Smalltooth sawfish recovery in Florida, USA: Direct and indirect protection measures, public education and a long-term science-based recovery plan are bending the curve for a rare and iconic species in US waters.
Recovery of tiger, bull, and reef sharks in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico: A bold decision from the local community – to give up their fishing rights and voluntarily extend the protection around their local reef – has played a critical role in the regeneration of one of Mexico’s most important shark hotspots.
Recovery of reef and tiger sharks in Tubbataha, Philippines: Three decades of conservation efforts at a remote Philippine coral reef complex – which have included plenty of trial and error as well as successes – have paid off, and today underpin one of the most important areas for sharks in the Coral Triangle.
Misool Island - an innovative conservation model incorporating tourism, community development and biodiversity protection has transformed a marine ecosystem.
Three Species Conservation Strategies
A handy practical guide
Sharks and rays are a focus for this excellent global resource, including safe handling and release guides.
The toolkit consists of practical and simple step-by-step guidelines for collecting basic information using six complimentary tools.
A key method for mitigating threats is implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), likely focused on the critical habitat areas identified.