This week, Turtle Island has been in Quito, Ecuador for the 11th meeting of the United Nation’s Conference of Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). This important event brings together nations, nonprofits, scientists and experts to discuss the conservation of migrating species, like sharks, that recognize no borders.

The news this morning is encouraging.

A record number of threatened shark species, including Scalloped Hammerhead SharksGreat Hammerhead Sharks, and Thresher Sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to our efforts and those of our partners lobbying for their inclusion in the CMS appendices.

Read more at our National Geographic Blog.