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Andoni Luis Aduriz cocina con conocimiento y creatividad, Juan Mari Arzak quiere llegar a la gente del pueblo a través de la humildad y el ingrediente fundamental de Pedro Subijana es la curiosidad. Estre tridente de la mejor gastronomía vasca e internacional acudió la semana pasada al estreno de Sea Legend, un corto sobre el declive de los grandes depredadores oceánicos.

Yesterday, the entry of 5 new species of sharks and all manta rays to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendix II went into effect, as agreed on in the CITES meeting last year in Bangkok, Thailand.

The shark species that are now included in this list are the Oceanic Whitetip, the Porbeagle and three varieties of Hammerhead shark; the Great Hammerhead, the Smooth Hammerhead and the Scalloped Hammerhead. All of these species are listed as threatened on the IUCN RED List.

A couple of weeks ago, I took a summer course at my University called ‘’International Nature Conservation’’ and I think it’s safe to say that so far, it’s the most interesting course I’ve ever had. Among many issues and subjects, we got to do IUCN species assessments using their criteria, prioritizing areas of interest for protection, and looking into biodiversity hotspots.