WWF: endangered species poached in protected areas
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Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world’s most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday. Species listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) faced the threat of illegal harvesting and trafficking in 45 per cent of the more than 200 natural world heritage sites on the planet. The species most at risk because of illegal activity within natural world heritage sites is probably the vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise, which is indigenous to Mexico’s Gulf of California, Colman O’Criodain, WWF’s wildlife policy manager, told AFP.
WWF: endangered species poached in protected areas. (2017, April 19). Manila Times, p. B8.
Rare species; Protected areas; Animal welfare; Overexploitation; Fishing; Species extinction; Marine mammals; Threatened species; Illegal fishing; Trade; Human trafficking; Deforestation; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Lambertini, Marco; O’Criodain, Colman
- The Manila Times