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Citizen-Scientists help protecting the vanishing angelsharks


"Angelsharks have been eliminated throughout much of their historical range over the past century and are now listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . However, the Angelshark is still frequently encountered in the Canary Islands, giving hope that this species can be saved from extinction. As such, the protection of this species in its last remaining stronghold is of upmost importance." Angelshark Action Plan for the Canary Islands, 2016.

We thank all the partners and collaborators of the project that are putting their time and resources into the conservation of #angelsharks

Thanks to all the funders of the Angel Shark Project for allowing our vital conservation work to take place: Save Our Seas Foundation Disney Conservation Fund , @The Biodiversity Consultancy, BIAZA Deutsche Elasmobranchier-Gesellschaft e.V. Cressi The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Thanks to Especies de Canarias for creating the video, Océanos de Fuego for participating and Save Our Seas Foundation for funding the video.

All the research activities are conducted with the necessary permits from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Spain) and the Dirección General de Pesca,Gobierno de Canarias.

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