Mexico dismantles illegal fishing cartels killing off rare vaquita porpoise

Mexico dismantles illegal fishing cartels killing off rare vaquita porpoise

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — Some of the country’s most ambitious and successful wildlife traffickers are now in jail, officials announced. Mexico’s navy confirmed in a press conference that members of cartels dedicated to the trafficking of totoaba have been arrested and put in prison, effectively dismantling some of the main organized crime groups contributing to […]

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Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

There have been some massive wins for animals recently in the U.S., as the Congress acts to pass some protections we’ve been championing for years. Right on the heels of the Big Cat Public Safety Act’s resounding passage, two additional animal protection measures were wrapped into the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes funding levels […]

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Mexican Wildlife Trade is Out of Control and Wild Animals are Openly Sold on Social Media

Mexican Wildlife Trade is Out of Control and Wild Animals are Openly Sold on Social Media

A report from an environmental group said that wild animals are increasingly sold on social media platforms as wildlife trafficking in Mexico increasingly threatens several species. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said that the illegal wildlife trade is openly and increasingly selling animals such as toucans, monkeys, bears, and jaguars on social media platforms, […]

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Tortoises In The Galápagos Face Greatest Threats In Decades, Despite Laws Against Killing Them

Tortoises In The Galápagos Face Greatest Threats In Decades, Despite Laws Against Killing Them

As many as 2,000 unique species make their home in the Galápagos Islands. These animals cannot be found anywhere else, and are growing increasingly rare. Among those animals are several species of giant tortoises, as Natural Habitat Adventures reports, herbivorous reptiles that can weigh around 600 pounds and live up to 120 years. Tortoises are […]

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