CITES

Two species of mako shark may soon be protected under CITES, an international agreement to save the planet's threatened wildlife.
The decision comes weeks after poachers broke into a French zoo and slaughtered a rhino for its horn.
The world's most trafficked mammal is protected in China. Eating pangolin carries a penalty of up to 10 years behind bars.
Ivory may finally become a relic of a painful and destructive age of commodifying wildlife, and elephants may be spared widespread regional extinction if China can implement its 2017 ban on ivory within the year, as planned.
These are the things I know for certain as I reflect on the year about to pass and the new one about to start... Animals
It's a strange position to be in halfway through the meeting. By Wednesday afternoon, we'll actually know the fate of entire
It was CITES that, in 1989, placed all of Africa's elephants on Appendix I of the Convention, thus stopping all international
Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage.
As a child I was always fascinated with astronomy, the stars, planets, and galaxies.
Make no mistake, though; designating a "day" for lions doesn't mean that we forget about them during the rest of the year. Rather, it means that maybe -- during the buzz surrounding World Lion Day -- the world will listen to another lion's story.
The U.S. government recently issued significant policies that may not grab headlines, but undoubtedly advance animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
While humans evolved to have the largest brain-to-body-size ratio, supposedly making us one of the smartest animals on Earth, we also evolved to be the most destructive.
Climate change, and not hunting, is the real threat to the polar bear populations. And that is what the WWF and Greenpeace International are advocating while respecting the rights of the indigenous communities of the high North.