Nine New Signatories of the Sharks MOU in the Arab region

Dubai, 17 February 2014 - Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at an international  workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN. Government representatives from nine countries have gathered in Dubai to lend more support to shark conservation in the region.

At the conference, nine countries in the Arab region signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks concluded under the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) reinforcing its mandate to expand its work on migratory sharks. The signing took place in Dubai on the sidelines of a joint training workshop on shark conservation, organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.

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