Discussion and Working documents, Reports and Books
Conservation and Management of Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays and chimaeras) in the Western Indian Ocean - Session 8: From Science to Policy Paper 1
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) has been identified as a global hotspot for chondrichthyan diversity, with 130 shark, 86 batoid (wedgefishes, skates and rays) and 11 chimaera species identified to date. The WIO is one of four global hotspots for chondrichthyan evolutionary distinctiveness, giving the region’s chondrichthyans a high irreplaceability index, and highlighting the need for their conservation.
Wildlife Conservation Society
July 9, 2018 to July 11, 2018