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We are particularly excited about the potential for CMS to benefit sawfishes, the world's most endangered marine fish," said Sonja Fordham, President of Shark Advocates International and Deputy Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG).
The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG).
Nick Dulvy, co-chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, said in a statement that the analysis shows that sharks and their relatives are facing an alarmingly elevated risk of extinction, LiveScience reported.
He is active in the field of elasmobranch (sharks and their kin) conservation and is a founding member and Vice Chairman of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group, the world's leading shark conservation organization.
The IUCN/SSC Shark Specialist Group has held 13 regional and thematic workshops around the world in order to assess the threat status of more than 1,000 sharks and their relatives using the IUCN Red List Criteria and Categories.
But) despite mounting threats, sharks remain virtually unprotected on the high seas," said Sonja Fordham, deputy chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and one of the editors of the report.
Species hunted on the high seas are particularly at risk, with more than half in danger of dying out, reported the Shark Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) development of the Shark Specialist Group is indicative of the increasing environmental awareness of sharks' crucial ecological role as apex predators and that they are being threatened by human activities.