Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

Both whale sharks and winghead sharks have been up-listed from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Mongabay

Last updated on 25 July 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Western Pacific
Threats: 
Bycatch
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Rhincodon typus