As It Happens

CITES votes to protect some endangered sharks

Yesterday, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  - or CITES -  voted to protect three endangered species of shark. Wildlife groups have called the move "historic".    Jonathan Kathrein has first-hand knowledge of sharks. He bears the scars of a Great White strike that required over 7 hours of surgery and more than 600...
Yesterday, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  - or CITES -  voted to protect three endangered species of shark. Wildlife groups have called the move "historic".
   
Jonathan Kathrein has first-hand knowledge of sharks. He bears the scars of a Great White strike that required over 7 hours of surgery and more than 600 stitches to close his wounds. Nowadays, though, he is an advocate for shark protection.
   
For his reaction to yesterday's vote in Bangkok, we reached Mr. Kathrein in Santa Rosa, California.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.