More than a dozen species of sharks and sting rays will be protected from extinction.
Commercial fishing and the demand from China, where parts are used in shark fin soup, pose a threat to the ocean creatures.
A number of proposals — which apply to the mako shark and others — won majority approval at the World Wildlife Conference today.
Environmentalists cheered on the decision — which isn’t final just yet — but a likely green light ahead of official approval.
Source: NewsNet | New Protections for Endangered Sharks & Stingrays