Sri Lanka Government Thresher Shark Brochure
Blue Resources assisted Sri Lanka's Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, and the Department of Wildlife Conservation, to produce a brochure containing information pertaining to the proposal submitted by Sri Lanka to list all species of thresher sharks on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17), 2016.
Colombo Declaration Regarding CITES Appendix II Shark and Ray Listings Proposed at CoP17
The Colombo Declaration is a result of the CITES pre-CoP17 workshop hosted by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, and the Department of Wildlife Conservation (CITES Management Authority), in partnership with Blue Resources, which took place on the 29th and 30th of 2016 in Colombo. Representatives from 9 countries across South Asia agreed to adopt this Declaration at the workshop, recognising the threats faced by sharks, acknowledging the tools available to implement CITES marine listings, and expressing their conviction to adopt the proposed shark and ray species at CITES CoP17 based on the scientific data available documenting their global declines.