A staggering percentage of the world's sharks and rays are now "alarmingly" close to the brink of extinction, according to the a new study spearheaded...
The connection between declining shark populations and finning is tragically clear. Each year, up to 73 million sharks are stripped of their fins and thrown back to the ocean to die a painful and prolonged death.
When humans brutally massacre sharks for their fins (finning them alive and throwing them back into the sea) food webs unravel.
Sharks are critical to marine health, yet their numbers are in decline. But this year, leaders from around the globe worked together to protect sharks like never before.