#Divers4SharksNRays is organized by Project AWARE Foundation, a global nonprofit environmental organization working with scuba divers to protect our ocean planet – one dive at a timeSM . The World Wildlife Conference - 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) - will be held September 24 to October 5, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Project AWARE aims to help secure adoption of CITES Appendix II proposals for nine species of devil rays, three species of thresher sharks and the silky shark at CITES CoP17. Photo Credit: Mobulas by BlueShark.be - K. Vandevelde, Thresher by Christian Vizl, Silky Shark by Brett Lobwein UWImages. Copyright 2016, Project AWARE Foundation. All rights reserved.