Susan Lieberman

The Ploughshare Tortoise’s Countdown to Extinction

By Susan Lieberman, Peter Paul van Dijk, Eric Goode, Andrew Terry, and Rick Hudson For millions of years, the ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) has borne witness to the history of its only home on the planet: Madagascar. The tortoise was ...

You Can Help End the Illegal Pet Trade

By Susan Lieberman and Elizabeth Bennett March 3 is World Wildlife Day and the theme this year is: “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” One often-overlooked aspect of this is the current crisis of the global illegal trade in ...

World Heritage — Saving Nature As Well As Culture

By Susan Lieberman What do the Taj Mahal, Yellowstone National Park, the Great Wall of China, and Virunga National Park have in common? They are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, protected by an international convention recognizing that they and another ...

Wildlife Trafficking: Beyond Elephants and Ivory

By Susan Lieberman In the wildlife trafficking policy debate in the U.S., the majority of attention to date has been on the ivory and horn of Africa’s elephants and rhinos. Given the devastating losses those species have suffered ...

Eleventh Hour for Tuna and Sharks

It’s nor or never for the bluefin tuna, an iconic ocean predator prized as a sashimi delicacy–and being overfished to the edge of extinction. “If we take action now, a thriving and sustainable bluefin fishery may be ...

Saving sharks and tuna

By Susan Lieberman The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that more than 70 percent of the world’s fish stocks are either fully exploited or depleted. The ramifications of this statistic, however, stretch beyond the individual species threatened with ...