Photo Gallery: Top 5 Winners, Losers of the New Animal Trade

Top 5 Winners, Losers of the New Animal Trade
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A fearsome appearance didn't offer much protection for the porbeagle shark at international trade talks this week.

The warm-blooded predator is caught by the ton in the North Atlantic for its meat and fins.

Porbeagle numbers are less than a quarter of their historic size in some areas, but the UN's group on wildlife trade rejected a proposal to limit its sale between countries, arguing that management of the shark was a regional issue.

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