BY ROB JORDAN Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment We are in the midst of a shark frenzy. In recent weeks, there has been a spate of reported attacks on both coasts of the United States. The frenzy, however, appears… Read More ›
Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’ From Conservation International Dr. Mark Erdmann Mark Erdmann has been working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries on the development of Indonesia’s new regulation protecting its manta rays…. Read More ›
The most threatened species in the shark and ray Class are the sawfishes; all the world’s species are classified by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as Critically Endangered. The US population of smalltooth sawfish has declined by an estimated 99% while European sawfish are assumed extinct.