Posts Tagged: CITES

Hammerhead shark, © Barry Peters

A Shark Workshop »

As part of an international effort to cut down on the devastating impact of the fin trade on shark species, Defenders helped organize a shark identification workshop in Brazil,attended by officials from countries all over the continent.

Hammerhead shark, © Barry Peters

Man Bites Shark »

It’s a “man bites shark” story. Despite sharks’ fearsome reputation, which has caused many a beachgoer a frisson of fear, in truth, sharks are in far more danger from humans than humans are from sharks.

Tropical forest, © Jonathan Elliz

Tropical Trees Get a Respite at CITES »

Logging of rosewood trees around the world has led to devastating losses of wildlife habitat and human lives. This year, our team at CITES helped establish better international protections for these trees, a great step toward stopping the vicious cycle.