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April 27, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. I spoke last week about CITES – the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, and how it protects plants and animals at risk from international trade. As part of the CITES process, the 175 signatory countries periodically gather to revisit those protections and see if additional species need protecting. The most recent meeting was held in Doha, Qatar earlier this year. Learn more...
April 20, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. People are fascinated by the zebra skin. It’s a prop I use when I talk to school groups about endangered species, though when I bring it out sometimes complete strangers come over for a closer look. The skin was confiscated by Fish and Wildlife Service inspectors at the Atlanta airport as it was being unlawfully imported. International trade in rare plants and animals, including that zebra skin, is governed by a treaty called the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species, or CITES. Learn more...