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Specially Protected Areas & Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol
The SPAW Protocol is a binding document. It establishes a regional mechanism for countries in the Wider Caribbean to identify endangered species and designate protected areas. With 17 parties across the Region, SPAW is an underutilised opportunity to develop transboundary measures to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable livelihoods.
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These ancient marines are protected by a variety of laws at all levels. Strictness, scope, and effectiveness differ from place to place creating a patchwork of measures.
The word “shark” in documents usually also covers rays and sometimes chimaeras. Figuring out which ones of these gentle giants and ferocious predators are covered is key.