PANGOLINS PASS!

The CITES membership today overwhelmingly passed Proposals #9-12 which give increased Appendix I protection to all species of Asian and African pangolins. These scaly, cryptic, nocturnal animals, which resemble anteaters but are actually related to carnivores, are the most heavily trafficked wild … Read more about PANGOLINS PASS!

Live From CITES CoP17, Johannesburg. South Africa

SRI Director Marie Levine and I are in Johannesburg, South Africa at CoP17 (The 17th meeting of member nations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, a.k.a. CITES). The purpose of CITES is to ensure that international trade does not threaten the survival … Read more about Live From CITES CoP17, Johannesburg. South Africa

News from CMS

CMS (also known as the Bonn Convention) is an intergovernmental treaty under the United Nations Environment Program that entered into force in 1983. The COP (Convention of Parties) meets every three years. Its objective is the conservation of terrestrial, avian and marine migratory species … Read more about News from CMS

Fish Are Smart (And Of Course They Feel Pain!): An Interview With Dr. Culum Brown

By Bruce Friedrich, published in the Huffington Post on July 1, 2014 Last week, the esteemed journal Animal Cognition published a review paper on fish that concludes, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates." In fact, says fish scientist Dr. Culum Brown, … Read more about Fish Are Smart (And Of Course They Feel Pain!): An Interview With Dr. Culum Brown

Wildleaks attracts major wildlife crime leads in first three months!

See Something, Say Something! Contact Wildleaks if you spot shark finning, or trade in shark fins of endangered species. Wildleaks is an SRI partner WikiLeaks-style website yields 24 tip-offs including elephant poaching, tiger killing, illegal fishery and forest destruction. A new WikiLeaks-style … Read more about Wildleaks attracts major wildlife crime leads in first three months!