Maps of sharks’ journeys show marine protected areas alone won’t save them
Scientists tagging a silky shark with a satellite tracking device. Image © Pelayo Salinas/Charles Darwin Foundation.
A melon butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifasciatus), one of the most territorial Indo-Pacific butterflyfish species swims over a degraded patch of coral reef. Image by Jean-Marie Gradot via Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)
A Gorgonacea coral. Thailand’s list of protected animals currently includes all coral species in the orders Gorgonacea, Antipatharia, Stylasterina, Scleractinia, Milleporina, Helioporacea and Alcyonacea, specimens of which Thai authorities scooped up from shops during raids last year. Image by Richard Ling via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)