Fact Sheets for CITES COP19

At Defenders of Wildlife, facilitating balanced and sustainable coexistence between our planet’s incredible wildlife and our diverse global societies is our top priority. We stand

Guitarfish Factsheet

Guitarfishes at CITES CoP18: Support adoption of CoP18 Prop. 43 to include the blackchin guitarfish (Glaucostegus cemiculos) and the sharpnose guitarfish (Glaucostegus granulatus) in CITES

Wedgefish Factsheet

Wedgefishes at CITES CoP18: Support adoption of CoP18 Prop. 44 to include two species commonly referred as white-spotted wedgefish (Rynchobatus australiae and Rynchobatus djiddensis) in

Mako Shark Factsheet

Shortfin & Longfin Mako Shark at CITES CoP18: CoP18 Prop. 42 to include the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in CITES Appendix II in accordance with

Illegal Trade Threatens the Jaguar (CITES 2018)

Today, about 90 percent of the jaguar population is found in the Amazon region, mostly in Brazil.

Shark & Ray Conservation Measures

Our organizations appreciate the opportunity to offer our perspective on Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) conservation measures for sharks and rays. We focus on these

5 Ways to Advocate for Wildlife

With our wildlife, public lands and landmark environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act under constant attack on Capitol Hill, we need your voice now

Win-Win: The Endangered Species Act and Our National Parks

Win-Win: The Endangered Species Act and Our National Parks, a report from National Parks Conservation Association and Defenders of Wildlife, demonstrates how national parks and the ESA support each other – a win-win for parks and wildlife.

Analysis of Illegal Wildlife Shipments From Latin America Seized in the United States, 2007–2017

To better understand wildlife trafficking from Latin America (Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America) to the United States, Defenders of Wildlife reviewed 10 years of data on seizures of wildlife and wildlife parts and products from the Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS) Trade Database managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

NGO Legal Acquisition Finding Recommendations

A CITES shipment must be considered legal only when it is accompanied by a permit issued by the Management Authority of the exporting country, after making the Legal Acquisition Finding and receiving the Non-Detriment Finding from the Scientific Authority. This document provides guidance recommendations for CITES Authorities to issue an export, import or re-export CITES permit.
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