December 15, 2019

Pelagic Thresher Shark is now Endangered

The recent update from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) stated that Pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) has now risen from Vulnerable (VU) to Endangered (EN). The rank that we never wished to be placed upon thresher shark. The population trend is declining throughout the world, yet conservation action is still lacking for the species. This highlights the need for conservation including identifying the priority habitat, area-based management plan, and increased outreach and education programs.

Read more about recent IUCN red list here