Historic vote protects manta rays at CITES
What and how we won!
The proposal by Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador to include manta ray species on Appendix II was adopted at the 16th CITES Conference of the Parties in Bangkok! The results of the Committee vote on Tuesday, which was conducted by secret ballot, was 96 votes in favour, 23 against and 7 abstentions, well over the two-thirds majority required for the proposal to be adopted. Today this vote was confirmed in the final plenary session of the conference with no objections from any of the Parties.
This CITES Appendix II listing means that international trade in manta rays or their parts will no longer be permitted unless the exporting country can provide evidence that they are from legal and sustainable fisheries that do not threaten manta ray populations.
By signing this petition, you and all of the more than 33.500 signers made an important contribution to this very important victory for the conservation of manta rays.
Thank you for your support!
The Manta Trust and Manta Ray of Hope teams and manta rays around the world
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