Marine animals upgraded to preserved status

31 May 2019 08:56 #5221 by INFO
"FOUR MARINE species were announced yesterday as “preserved” animals after a long wait, following publication in the Royal Gazette.
Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni), Omura’s whale (Balaenoptera omurai), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) were added to the wildlife conservation list. They were previously just protected animals.  The new list is based on amendments to three wild protection laws issued in 1992, 2003 and 2014. Since nearly extinct animal species are given the “preserved” status, they need extra conservation, the announcement read.

The amended law defines the term “protected animals” to refer to those living things of significance to an ecosystem, and the diminishing of whose population may affect that ecosystem. The law defined the “controlled animals” as being protected in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora."© Copyright The Nation 2019-05-31
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