Sharks and rays

  • Organization: IUCN

  • Funding: €5,000

  • Year: 2019

  • Region: Balearics

Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Biel Morey. Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Antoni M. Grau. Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Claudio Barría. Balearic shark and ray conservation meeting

Sharks and rays are the groups of species which have suffered the most regression in the Balearics and Mediterranean in recent decades. Some of them, such as the angel shark and the sawfish, have practically disappeared from our waters. These species reproduce slowly and are very vulnerable to such pressures as fishing and pollution.

From 4-7 November 2019, the UICN-Med Centre (Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN) and Marilles organised a conference of international marine conservation specialists, NGOs and other organisations to reconsider the current level of threat to these species in the Mediterranean, and identify actions to protect them. The last day was completely devoted to the Balearics and involved beginning a conservation action plan for sharks and rays around the islands.

Documents

  • EN_Programa Balearic Shark and Ray Conservation Meeting

  • CA_Poster

  • ES_Poster

  • ES_Programa Balearic Shark and Ray Conservation Meeting

  • CA_Programa Balearic Shark and Ray Conservation Meeting

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