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Other Resources

SARRI experts have identified a number of other relevant resources, which should be useful for any shark and ray recovery efforts.

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Species Recovery Plans

IUCN Species Conservation Planning. Principles and Steps

IUCN Species Conservation Planning. Principles and Steps

This guidance is not specific to recovery plans, but provides a useful framework and principles for conserving species.

Recovery Plans in the United States (NOAA Fisheries)

Recovery Plans in the United States (NOAA Fisheries)

The United States has undertaken successful recoveries of sharks and rays, and is undertaking several at this time.

Shark futures: A report card for Australia’s sharks and rays

Shark futures: A report card for Australia’s sharks and rays

A useful starting point for learning about recovery plans in Australia.

SARRI Case Studies

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 1 - Smalltooth sawfish in Florida, USA

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 1 - Smalltooth sawfish in Florida, USA

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.

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 2 - Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 2 - Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

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.

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 3 - Tubbataha, Philippines

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 3 - Tubbataha, Philippines

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.

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 4 - Misool, Indonesia

Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 4 - Misool, Indonesia

Misool Island - an innovative conservation model incorporating tourism, community development and biodiversity protection has transformed a marine ecosystem.

IUCN Species Conservation Strategies

Conservation Strategies for Sawfish, Angel Sharks and Devil and Manta Rays

Conservation Strategies for Sawfish, Angel Sharks and Devil and Manta Rays

Three Species Conservation Strategies

Bycatch Mitigation

Fisheries Bycatch of Sharks: Options for Mitigation

Fisheries Bycatch of Sharks: Options for Mitigation

A handy practical guide

Bycatch Mitigation Information System (BMIS)

Bycatch Mitigation Information System (BMIS)

Sharks and rays are a focus for this excellent global resource, including safe handling and release guides.

Monitoring Programmes

Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks and Rays

Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks and Rays

The toolkit consists of practical and simple step-by-step guidelines for collecting basic information using six complimentary tools.

Recovery Zones and Spatial Protection

A Practical Guide to the Effective Design and Management of MPAs for Sharks and Rays

A Practical Guide to the Effective Design and Management of MPAs for Sharks and Rays

A key method for mitigating threats is implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), likely focused on the critical habitat areas identified.

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