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Hammerhead sharks are Critically Endangered, and Costa Rica lands 10,000 specimens per year, with the joint blessing of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute INCOPESCA the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission IATTC and the Central American Regional Fisheries Body Sica Ospesca.
This group of friends, volunteers from Turtle Trax and CREMA in past seasons, such as because of COVID 19, we’re unable to travel to Costa Rica to continue helping sea turtles, decided to do so from their homes and developed these reusable fascial protectors, contributing at the same time to reduce contamination by waste.
El día de ayer, 3 de junio 2020 se aprobó la moción para que se consulte el proyecto de ley 21.754 “REFORMA AL PÁRRAFO CUARTO DEL ARTÍCULO 1 DE LA LEY DE CONSERVACIÓN DE VIDA SILVESTRE n 7317”, a varias instituciones y organizaciones.
Cocos Island, one of the last frontiers on the planet for sharks. However, even here sharks are in trouble.
Due to the global pandemic, our organization is taking a serious blow. Tourism restrictions have affected our international volunteer program, which is currently canceled, and a lot of sea turtle nests in Guanacaste will not be able to be protected by our team.
Debido a la pandemia global, nuestra organización se ha visto seriamente afectada. Debido a la restricción al turismo nuestro programa de voluntariado internacional se encuentra detenido y muchos nidos de tortugas marinas en las playas de Guanacaste no podrán ser protegidos por nuestro equipo de trabajo.
For the first time, researchers have traced the origins of shark fins from the retail market in Hong Kong back to the location where the sharks were first caught. This will allow them to identify “high-risk” supply chains for illegal trade and better enforce international trade regulations.
“The shark fin trade is a global market and international trade regulations are part of the solution to better manage threatened species like the scalloped hammerhead,” Chapman said. “DNA detective work like this helps us understand which regions in the world are most heavily fishing this species and can narrow down where conservation interventions are needed most.”