Airports, terminals, and the postal system are strengthened to combat wildlife trafficking

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CITES CoP19 left hope that the world can come together to protect wildlife
During the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP19) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), very important measures were achieved, such as: guaranteeing that international trade in all requiem sharks and dozens of species of freshwater turtles such as the matamata of South America, the alligator turtle of the United States, the common snapping turtle and more than 160 species of glass frogs are covered by the Convention.
New book “Captives”: images that fight against the illegal wildlife trade
“Cautivos” denounces the damage caused by bird trafficking in Bolivia with photographs by Daniel Alarcón (Spain) and David Grunbaum (Bolivia), authors of the book, and information provided by specialists from WCS and other allied organizations. Parrots, parakeets and macaws from trafficking and poaching are victims of the illegal trade to be used as pets, a practice that is driving the decline of their populations and causing the extinction of some species.

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