December 11, 2017

Vancouver Aquarium exhibit includes ‘vulnerable, near-threatened’ sharks, rays

The Vancouver Aquarium has obtained species globally listed as “vulnerable and near-threatened� for its new special exhibit entitled The Secret World of Sharks and Rays.

But aquarium spokeswoman Linda Nishida stressed that the fish come from managed populations and are not subject to international trade bans.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature — “the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization� — rates species on a “red list� according to the level at which they are at risk.

The rankings, in order from least to most at risk, are: least concern, near threatened, vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, and extinct in the wild.

Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Vancouver+Aquarium+exhibit+includes+vulnerable+near+threatened/7950190/story.html