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Cites boosts shark protection

5 species added to watch list in bid to curb finning

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Five shark species have been put on a protection list to prevent them from being wiped out due to high demand for their fins. 

Dried sharkandshark fins are displayed at a restaurant in Siam Square. Thailand opposed movesto register certainsharks as protected species during the ongoing Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (Cites) meeting in Bangkok. PATIPAT JANTHONG

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) Monday voted to control exports of the shark species, but stopped short of a full ban.

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