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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

When Ideologues Take Over the Administrative State: Punishing Ivory Owners Rather Than Saving Elephants

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Poaching has increased over the last decade, putting African elephants at risk. Additional global cooperation is necessary to save them. But America is not the problem.

U.S. Proposal To Ban Polar Bear Trade Rejected

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 03.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

BANGKOK -- A proposal by the United States to ban cross-border trade in polar bears and their parts was defeated Thursday at an international meeting ...

Caviar Crackdown A Success, Researchers Say

Posted 08.02.2012 | Food

When the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed sturgeon as endangered and began regulating the caviar trade in 1998, ...

Settling Ownership of the Bounty of the High Seas

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

Many ocean species that are over-exploited and traded internationally live in areas beyond national jurisdiction, a region known as the high seas that starts 200 miles from shore and covers half the Earth.

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...

Bluefin Tuna: Opposition To A Trade Ban Grows At UN Meeting

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — Opposition grew Wednesday against a proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, with several Arab countries joining Japan...

UN Ban on Ivory Threatened: Take Action to Protect Endangered Elephants

Anna Brones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Brones

If the UN ban on one-off ivory sales is lifted, endangered African elephants could be wiped out. Global public opinion could tip the scales, and it's imperative that we support of this species.

Bluefin Tuna Trade Ban Will Get France's Support

Reuters | Sophie Hardach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS (Reuters) - France will support a ban on global trade in bluefin tuna, but in exchange wants to be granted an exclusive fishing zone for line-ca...

The U.S. Takes the Lead in Restricting Polar Bear Hunting and International Trade

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Obama, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar all deserve enormous credit for taking this step, which wasn't easy and is sure to irritate our friend to the north, Canada.