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.
Pangolins simply can't catch a break.
It is Just this Simple: the Future of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, and Other Imperiled Species is on the Line this Week
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.
An Open Letter To Captain Paul Watson on the Misguided Ire at the WWF, Greenpeace International and the Inuit
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.