Draft Recovery Plan for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark
The Draft Recovery Plan for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark includes the recovery goals, objectives, criteria, and actions needed to recover the species.
This Draft Recovery Plan specifically addresses the planning requirements of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the oceanic whitetip shark. It presents a recovery strategy based on the biological and ecological needs of the species, current threats, and existing conservation measures, all of which affect its long-term viability. The document focuses on the statutory requirements of the ESA: (1) a description of site-specific management actions necessary to conserve the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria that, when met, will allow the species to be removed from the endangered and threatened species list; and (3) estimates of the time and funding required to achieve the plan’s goals.