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by Fred Bercovitch

Every three years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP) meets to deliberate the best tactics to adopt for saving species…

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- Sep 18, 2019
Giraffes Await the World's Protection
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by Rina Herzl

Picture an animal enrobed in a fiery, jigsaw-patterned coat, a creature of such majestic height that it towers amongst the trees. As your eyes make their way up its long neck that appears to defy gravity,…

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- Mar 07, 2018
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look
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by Alfred Mepukori

My amazing trip all began when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a global search for 34 international conservationists aged 18 to 25 to attend the first-ever Youth Forum for People…

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- Mar 07, 2017
Illegal Trade Reveals Unknown Orchids
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by Hannah Watson

Commercial trade of wild-collected plants is restricted in most countries. Orchids, in particular, are often subject to intensive harvesting as medicinal and ornamental plants, even though the international…

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- Jun 22, 2015
Gorilla Tourism: Mountain Gorillas Up Close
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by Sarah Abdelrahim

The mountain gorilla is classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. There are only two places to see the world’s remaining…

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- Jul 23, 2014
Saving the African Elephants
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by Shraddha Chakradhar

2011 marked the worst year for elephant poaching and illegal ivory trading since the height of the trade in the 1980s, according to the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Following this…

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- Aug 06, 2012