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.
It stuns me that, in this day and age, people still think there is an educational value or conservation benefit in seeing
Cristián Samper with members of a local Maasai community. Credit: Gloria E. Jované/WCS. WCS helped the Government of Tanzania
Born Free USA will do all we can to persuade Parties to take a precautionary approach and save lions while there is still
The simple fact is that consumption of wildlife, wildlife parts, and wildlife products, including live animals, contributes
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.
We may assume that friendship flows like water, but like boulders in a natural spring, friendship can hit tough spots. These
All these actions have kept momentum behind shutting down the ivory markets that have devastated elephant populations. As
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.