Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

The signatory countries (parties) in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) confirmed in plenary Friday their support for listing the 19 requiem sharks and their 35 look alike species, along with the uncontested move to list all small hammerhead sharks, proposed guitarfishes and freshwater stingrays in the […]

World Manta Day 2022

Mantas have the biggest brain-to-body ratio of all fish species studied to date. In some regions, these highly intelligent and social creatures spend their days in large groups and at cleaning stations in shallow waters and then move into deeper waters at night to feed. Did you know each manta ray has an individual spot pattern […]

Whale Shark Day 2022

Are whale sharks whales or sharks? Let’s get that cleared up first and foremost, whale sharks are sharks and the largest fish that exists today. Whale sharks are harmless and the only member of the family Rhincodontidae, and are filter feeders that undertake seasonal migrations to areas with high concentrations of zooplankton. Due to the declining numbers, […]

What is a Non Detriment Finding and Why is it Important for Shark Conservation?

Like it or not, the international trade of shark and ray products is a world-wide industry. Countries that plan to export shark meat, fins, or other products are required to abide by international laws that are intended to protect species that are in danger of extinction. In some cases, a country may want to sell […]

Shark Awareness Day 2022

Shark Awareness Day 2022 Learn more about our work with emblematic shark species of the MesoAmerican Reef Sharks can be found in every ocean of the planet, from the deepest depth to the shallow mangroves, and even in some rivers! The smallest shark species only reaches less than a foot in length, while the biggest […]

Ivan the Loving Logger

Ivan the loving logger “Over there…OMG it’s a huge logger…wait, there are two loggers!” I yelled out to my teammates as we hauled ourselves into our boat from the calm seas, after looking for over two hours for loggerhead turtles. In fact, we were keen to find any other type of turtle that would lend […]

MarAllliance featured on CNN International

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE We are delighted to announce that our work understanding, monitoring and protecting marine megafauna in the MesoAmerican Reef will be broadcasted in the next CNN International Call To Earth: Protecting Nature’s Highways episode! Nature is on the move, but natural paths are under threat… Learn more about our work and what […]