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
Pangolins simply can't catch a break.
Born Free USA will do all we can to persuade Parties to take a precautionary approach and save lions while there is still
It is Just this Simple: the Future of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, and Other Imperiled Species is on the Line this Week
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.