Atlantic bluefin tuna in danger of extinction
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, as well as the elephant and a number of sharks, corals, reptiles, insects and plants are under threat of extinction.
This was announced today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora, known by its acronym in English, CITES.
Representatives of 175 governments will meet to discuss new measures to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of these species.
The meeting, to be held in Doha, Qatar, from March 13 to 25, will evaluate a formal proposal to completely prohibit the international commercialization of bluefin tuna.
Its meat is very sought after for its exquisiteness and a single fish has been sold for $ 120,000.
The General Assembly of the UN has declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity.