27 Aug 2019

NZ votes against new protections for endangered mako sharks

From Checkpoint, 5:45 pm on 27 August 2019

New Zealand has voted against giving new international trade protections to endangered mako sharks at a world wildlife conference.

Wildlife experts from around the world are at the at the conference for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Geneva, where protections on species ranging from butterflies to giraffes - and sharks - are being considered.

A proposal to better protect mako sharks was passed by more than 100 delegates but New Zealand was among 40 countries opposing it.

Amy Williams reports.