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Final Biodiversity Framework Fails to Meet the Moment

Expert BlogInternationalPaul Todd
Despite dire warnings about mass extinction and climate change impacts in the very near future, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework lacks the ambition necessary to address the crises.

NRDC at the World Wildlife Conference

Expert BlogInternationalZak Smith, Paul Todd, Elly Pepper

NRDC is on the ground in Panama City, Panama, at the World Wildlife Conference—officially the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.

IUCN Misses the Mark on Diseases from Wildlife Trade

Expert BlogInternationalPaul Todd

A new study highlights the need to prevent disease outbreaks before they start, while the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) makes a dangerous case for business as usual.

Pinto Abalone Is Just One of a Million Doomed Species

Expert BlogInternationalPaul Todd
A new report from the Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) highlights 10 wildlife species threatened with extinction because of global trade, but it might as well be 10,000. According to global experts, more than a million species could disappear forever if…

Global Conference Bans Commercial Trade in Endangered Otters

Expert BlogInternationalPaul Todd

In what was a big victory for otter conservation worldwide, the countries meeting at the World Wildlife Conference in Geneva this week decided to ban all international commercial trade in two endangered species of tropical Asian river otters.

World Wildlife Conference Will Decide the Fate of Otters

Expert BlogInternational, IndiaPaul Todd

The countries of the world will vote in a few weeks on whether to protect Asian small-clawed and smooth-coated otters from poaching and international trade. Both species are declining fast, due in part to a gruesome trend in taking otter…