Half a century of global decline in oceanic sharks and rays

@article{Pacoureau2021HalfAC,
  title={Half a century of global decline in oceanic sharks and rays},
  author={Nathan Pacoureau and C. Rigby and P. Kyne and R. Sherley and H. Winker and J. Carlson and S. Fordham and Rodrigo R P Barreto and Daniel Fernando and M. Francis and R. Jabado and Katelyn B. Herman and Kwang-Ming Liu and A. Marshall and Riley A. Pollom and E. Romanov and C. Simpfendorfer and Jamie S. Yin and H. Kindsvater and N. Dulvy},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2021},
  volume={589},
  pages={567-571}
}
Overfishing is the primary cause of marine defaunation, yet declines in and increasing extinction risks of individual species are difficult to measure, particularly for the largest predators found in the high seas 1 – 3 . Here we calculate two well-established indicators to track progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals 4 , 5 : the Living Planet Index (a measure of changes in abundance aggregated from 57 abundance time-series datasets for 18 oceanic shark… Expand
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