Numbers from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce show a 70% drop in the consumption of shark fins in China. Official data from China is never entirely trustworthy, but numbers out of Hong Kong also show a 20-30% drop.
A new study in the journal Conservation Biology found that snow leopards living near Buddhist monasteries in Tibet are being helped by monks who actively patrol the forests to prevent poachers from killing the endangered cats.
Following an August 7th seizure of more than 1,000 illegally poached elephant tusks, members of China's Endangered Species Advisory Committee are struggling with the dilemma of what should be done with the ivory. I have a solution. ART.