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Sharks and rays are among the most threatened vertebrates on the planet, yet the current scale of conservation efforts and investments do not match this level of crisis and urgency. The GPSR recognizes that major investments are needed in conservation science, policy, advocacy, communications, and capacity building to reduce mortality of sharks and rays and ensure their recovery and sustainable management. Our objectives are to:

· Ensure the protection for the most endangered sharks and rays.

· Ensure that targeted shark and ray fisheries are sustainable

· Combat the unsustainable global trade in shark and ray products.