Posts Tagged: CITES

Ocellate river stingray (captive), © Steven G. Johnson

The Other Kind of Stingray »

When we think of stingrays we often think of oceanic stingrays, shuffling our feet as we enter the water to avoid getting stung. But, did you know there is also an entire family of freshwater stingrays that are native to South American rivers?

Madagascar tomato frog, © Brian Gratwicke

Save Amphibians! (From Us) »

Nearly one-third of all 6,400 known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, making them the most endangered group of animals in the world. And although the threats to amphibians are as varied as the species themselves, one common driving factor impacting species around the globe is the extreme exploitation for international trade.