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Japan Opposes All Protection for Ocean Species

Questions have arisen about the effectiveness of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: During the 2010 meeting in Doha, Qatar, the Convention has voted against protections for bluefin tuna, red corals, and sharks. TRAFFIC and the World Wildlife Fund have criticized CITES’ failure to restrict trade that seems destined to wipe out the overfished tuna and depleted corals. Act to save red coral, Today’s Endangered All-Star—which has declined by 60-80 percent since the 1980s—by refusing to buy coral jewelry or souvenirs. The U.S. is currently the largest importer of corals in the world. Sign this letter at the Center for Biological Diversity website to urge the US government to protect 82 species of coral by adding them to the Endangered Species list.
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