Awakening of public opinion for withdrawal of Japan’s reservation of CITES shark species regulations

Grantee Japan Wildlife Conservation Society
Location Japan
Grant Amount 24,800
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

At CITES, Japan has entered reservations for all shark species listed on Appendices, meaning that they are not bound by the regulations set out by CITES for the trade in those species. Being one of the key players in the global shark fin trade, Japan’s reservations will be devastating for shark populations. This project will awaken public opinion for conservation of sharks by distributing information on their population status, overseas conservation efforts through CITES news and invited specialists to a symposium.