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Orangutan Genocide Continues in Indonesia

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

This highly sophisticated species whose DNA is 97 percent similar to homo sapiens will be the first great ape to become extinct if urgent action is not immediately taken.

The U.N.'s Ocean Death Panel

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

If present trends of industrial overfishing continue, there will be no commercially viable wild fisheries left by mid-century, and CITES failed at its recent meeting to intervene on this looming catastrophe.

America's Leadership in Protecting Endangered Species

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

Historically, America has been a leader in endangered species protections. Our nation has one of the strongest laws in the world to protect endangered species and their habitat.

CITES Denies Sharks Protection, 'Case Of Politics Winning Out Over Science' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scalloped hammerhead and oceanic white tip sharks were denied protection at the Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species Tuesday. Many ...

Polar Bear Ban Fails At UN Conservation Meeting

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — Fishing nations won a victory over environmentalists Thursday when a U.S.-backed proposal to ban export of the Atlantic bluefin tu...

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

UN Rejects Export Ban On Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — Fishing nations won a victory over environmentalists Thursday when a U.S.-backed proposal to ban export of the Atlantic bluefin tu...

CITES, Biodiversity Loss and the Culprit: Intensive Fishing and Farming

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

High up on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species' agenda is a trade ban on bluefin tuna, supported by both the US and Europe.

Shark Finning Represents Huge Threat To Sharks As Appetites Grow

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — China, Japan and Russia helped defeat a U.S.-endorsed proposal at a U.N. wildlife trade meeting Tuesday that would have boosted co...

Will We Only Save the Cute?

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Can science prevail, on behalf of an animal without the charismatic appeal of the giant panda, the tiger, the orangutan? I'll be standing on the side of the un-cute, in favor of doing the right thing.

Japan Will Ignore Bluefin Tuna Ban, Says Fish Is Not 'Endangered To That Extent'

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the country's top fisheries negotiator, Masanori Miyahara, Japan will not join in any agreement to ban international trade in Atlantic bl...

Attention Tuna Lovers: See Red When Thinking Blue

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The U.S. government must make greater efforts to ban the bluefin tuna trade entirely. Such an effort would finally give the tuna a chance to recover.

Herding Big Cats Won't Save the Wild Tiger

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

Farming tigers in order to save them may turn out to be the equivalent of herding cats: an impossible undertaking with too many variables for sustained success.

Wildlife Smugglers Hide Geckos In Underwear To Slip Past Customs

The Asian Age | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Geneva, Aug. 6: To slip their illegal cargo through customs, wildlife smugglers still use traditional methods like bribery and threats but can also go...

I Don't Want to Cause a Diplomatic Incident, But...

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Allowing red passport-holders to walk freely through UAE baggage controls must stop, and there must be more scrutiny. My diplomatic peers don't mind having their bags checked through a scanner, neither do I, and nor should anyone with nothing to hide.

Ivory's Ghosts: White Gold and the Fate of the Elephant

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of the Elephants is a meticulous examination of the allure of ivory that reads like a novel and is impossible to put down.

Kenya: 5 Elephants Killed By Poachers

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers seeking ivory have killed five elephants in southeastern Kenya in the past six weeks, a government wildlife official s...