Thank You Shawn and Mary

Posted on March 11, 2013
Written by: Shark Defenders
Tags: Manta Ray of Hope Projekt 


In a room full of 2,000 government delegates and non-government advocates, there were only two people I wanted to photograph as the results of the manta ray vote were announced.  Shawn Heinrichs of Blue Sphere Media and Mary O'Mally of Shark Savers were the heart and soul behind the proposal to list the manta rays on CITES Appendix II, if not the shark proposals as well.  Sharks and manta rays went 4 for 4 today, an amazing accomplishment supported by 37 sponsoring government and hundreds, if not thousands of people. 

Congratulations to all involved, and we're looking forward to keeping these protections from being overturned in plenary later this week.

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