The world smallest and most endangered porpoise is literally on its last fins. According to the latest population estimate by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) there are fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the Upper Gulf of California, the only place on Earth where they are found. In 2014, CIRVA… Read more »
Juan Carlos Cantu
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A big part of our work year-round is helping countries create proposals to present at the next CITES meeting, and gather support for them. Months, even years of work go into these proposals to better protect species native to the Americas from the often devastating demands of wildlife trade — but it’s not until the COP that we get to see if they are accepted.
African grey parrots are dying by the millions to satisfy the demands of the pet trade. But a new proposal at CITES could hold the key to keeping these birds from extinction.
The U.S. and Mexico are joining forces to help save the critically endangered vaquita. But will the new measures be enough?
In the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America, habitat loss and exploitation for the pet trade are driving several rare, tree-dwelling lizards towards extinction.