«This is the second in a series of 13 regional workshops to be organized around the world»
NEWS | July 2, 2023
From | Forbes
Written by | Melissa Cristina Márquez
«A team of global and regional experts recently came together to embark on a massive mission: mapping critical habitats for sharks, rays, and chimaeras across the captivating Mediterranean and Black Seas.
It’s estimated that there are around 78 species of elasmobranchs can be found here, having adapted to thrive in the diverse marine ecosystems of these underwater realms and adding to the richness and biodiversity of the region. During this five-day workshop, organized by the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group and hosted by iSea, over 180 experts from around the world worked tirelessly both online and in person to delineate what they call Important Shark and Ray Areas (ISRA) in this region.»