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URGENT ¥¥¥ Four shark species win international trade protection

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Governments agreed on Monday to restrict international trade in four shark species in a bid to save them from extinction due to rampant demand for their fins.

The 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted at a meeting in Bangkok to regulate exports of the oceanic whitetip shark and three species of hammerhead shark, but stopped short of a trade ban.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/urgent-four-shark-species-win-international-trade-protection