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CITES and Indonesia: So why care about a ‘fish’?

  • Stamps Howard and Kala Mulqueeny

Bangkok | Wed, March 6 2013 | 09:00 am

PREMIUM The manta ray — a valuable ocean resource — is in drastic decline across Southeast Asia.

This week, in Thailand at the Conference of the Parties on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Indonesia has a chance to vote on doing something to stop that decline. Brazil, Columbia and Ecuador have proposed to add manta ray to the list of species protected in inte...