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.
Juan Carlos Cantu
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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.
Researchers, local communities and conservation organizations worked together on this exceptional project, which helped protect 22 military macaw nests from poaching this year!