Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate opportunity at Simon Fraser University, CANADA
A quarter of sharks and rays are threatened with an elevated risk of extinction. Fortunately, rising awareness of the plight of sharks and rays has driven a recent uptick in conservation actions. Despite progress, there is concern that limited resources are allocated appropriately to ensure these actions translate into conservation outcomes, such as halting declines and reducing extinction risk of sharks and rays. Further by 2020, signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity are required to ensure sustainable fisheries (Target 6), that extinctions are avoided (Target 12) and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals Target 14 to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”.