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Commercial trade in all eight pangolin species has just been banned
(September 28, 2016, 10:03 pm) Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa for the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (CoP17), voted today to ban the international commercial trade of all eight species of pangolin.
Colombia’s peace could pressure the environment
(September 28, 2016, 10:42 am) ith the disbanding of Colombia’s largest military guerrilla group, FARC, Colombia’s forests could come under pressure from developmental goals. Home to almost 10 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, Colombia is listed as a “megadiverse” country by the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is home to 314 different types of ecosystems. Colombia now faces a unique […]
Madagascar’s largest tortoise could become extinct in 2 years
(September 27, 2016, 7:17 am) Fewer than 100 ploughshare tortoises remain in the wild, conservationists estimate, and continued poaching of these animals for the illegal pet trade is likely to wipe out the last few individuals in the next two to three years.
The thriving oysters of Wellfleet Harbor
(September 26, 2016, 6:46 pm) Richard Elson is a filmmaker who will be presenting his work at next month’s Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City.