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CITES, which stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments administered through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The agreement was officially signed in March of 1973, for regulating the trade of...

Last Wednesday, March 13th was National K9 Veterans Day.  A day dedicated to honoring all the military and civil service dogs. These animals are national heroes that protect us at home and internationally. During WWI, the United States had noticed how the Europeans used canines as...

Alan Jamieson, a marine biologist at Newcastle University, has been sending vehicles to the bottom of oceanic trenches to study and collect amphipods, relatives of crabs and shrimp, for the past decade.  His studies were initially aimed at discovering differences in these tiny animals from...

In a time where reports show that humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, hearing news that two thought to be extinct animals have been rediscovered is most certainly something to celebrate.  And coincidentally, both animals happen to have the word 'giant'...

One of the seven natural wonders of the world and what has become an American symbol of the great outdoors, recently celebrated 100 years since its designation as a national park.  Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwest Arizona, was established by President Woodrow Wilson...

Natural carbon sinks have been shown to play an essential role in mitigating climate change, but what exactly is a carbon sink? A carbon sink is a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for an indefinite period.  The main...

The island of Tasmania, located 150 miles south of Australia's mainland, is home to many spectacular landscapes, animals, and people with over 20% of the island designated as a World Heritage Area.  Tasmania is also known for producing some of the best seafood for the...

After a decade-long effort that went into increasing protections in Cabrera National Park, a maritime-terrestrial protected area off the coast of Spain along the Mediterranean Sea, the Spanish Government has announced that an extension will finally be made!  Created in 1991, the Spanish marine protected...