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Op-Ed: Will rhino horn ban be lifted, following increased slaughter?

Bangkok - Rhino poachers have been busy in 2013. It is only early March and already there are reports of 146 animals illegally killed this year. In 2012, 668 Rhinos were illegally killed.

Prince William makes impassioned plea to save endangered species

Bangkok - Representatives of 177 countries gathering in Bangkok for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), received support, yesterday, from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British Crown.

Iceland May Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales

Gentle, and increasingly friendly to whale watchers, fin whales enjoy worldwide protection as their population struggles to recover from whaling. However, Iceland defies world agreements and hunts these whales, often selling the meat illegally to Japan.

Hammerhead sharks abandoned by endangered species group

Doha - Despite its name, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), has done less protecting and more abandoning of endangered species this year.

One-time ivory sale prohibitted by CITES

The United Nation’s Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Doha, Qatar rejected requests for a one-off sale of stockpiled ivory.
 

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This photo released by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (NSPCA)  shows dea...
This photo released by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (NSPCA), shows dead reptiles and amphibians on top of a metal table at the Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Miona Jeneke/NSPCA
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Found in Madagascar  this amphibian has an incredible defense mechanism. When a predator tries to ea...
Found in Madagascar, this amphibian has an incredible defense mechanism. When a predator tries to eat the frog, the frog’s skin secretes a thick fluid that sticks to the mouth and eyes of the predator, causing the animal to release the frog. This species is listed in CITES Appendix I due to an unsustainable pet trade.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
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A chameleon (Parc Endemika) in the wild  and alive.
A chameleon (Parc Endemika) in the wild, and alive.
Antony Stanley from Gloucester, UK
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