wildlife trade

Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Mexico Stand Up for Overlooked Sharks

By Luke Warwick Today, the Governments of Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Mexico announced they would sponsor proposals to protect some of the worlds most endangered sharks at next year’s CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP). CITES is the Convention ...

What Do Giant Centipedes Eat? Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

Do you have a loony question about loons? Need the dirt on mudbugs? Something about monkeys driving you bananas? Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, your weekly opportunity to get your questions about odd animal phenomena answered. This ...

Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold

Talking Tigers: Part 2 of a 12-part series In December 2013 at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in India, we finally got the word: Three confiscated steel-jawed poacher’s traps would be brought to the Forest Department office at one o’clock, and ...

Safe Passage For Amur Falcons Through India

Up until this year, an estimated 120,000 – 140,000 Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) were being slaughtered in a remote part of north-eastern India at this exact time each year. In 2012, Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan documented this shocking massacre as tens of thousands ...