Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are covered with overlapping scales made of keratin, the same protein that forms human hair and finger nails. Credit: Tikki Hywood Trust
U.S. to Fight for Pangolins, African Grey Parrot, More at CITES
April 28, 2016
The United States has released a list of proposals it will submit or co-sponsor at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, this fall. Proposals gaining support include ones that would end commercial trade in pangolins and wild African grey parrots.
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