Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

@inproceedings{Dulvy2013ExtinctionRA,
  title={Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays},
  author={Nicholas K Dulvy and Sarah L. Fowler and John A. Musick and Rachel D Cavanagh and Peter M. Kyne and Lucy R. Harrison and John K. Carlson and Lindsay N K Davidson and Sonja V. Fordham and Malcolm P Francis and Caroline M Pollock and Colin A Simpfendorfer and George H. Burgess and K. E. Carpenter and L Jv Compagno and David Ebert and Claudine Gibson and Michelle R Heupel and Suzanne Rachel Livingstone and Jonnell C. Sanciangco and J. David Stevens and Sarah Valenti and William T White},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2013}
}
The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a chronic accumulation of global marine extinction risk. We present the first systematic analysis of threat for a globally distributed lineage of 1,041 chondrichthyan fishes-sharks, rays, and chimaeras. We estimate that one-quarter are threatened according to IUCN Red List criteria due to overfishing (targeted… CONTINUE READING

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