Video blog from Pete Bethune about the Shark Stanley campaign that Earthrace is supporting, started by A great way for people to join in an action from home and pressure CITES into increasing protecting for our manta rays and sharks.

At the last CITES meeting, eight species of shark were proposed for increased protection. Thanks to two of the usual suspects, Japan and China, not one species got the vote. So it’s more crucial than ever for the scalloped, great and smooth hammerheads, porbeagles and oceanic whitetip sharks, and for reef and giant oceanic manta rays, that the vote goes through this year.

Read more about the campaign and what you need to do to help, get your cameras out and start snapping please – the meeting begins on 3 March and we need to get the photos off to all the CITES member representatives before then.