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Students Explore Science and Learn What a Whale’s Snot tells about the Environment

After school in Gloucester, Mass., has become geeky cool. Instead of roaming the streets or playing video games, kids who participate in the Applied Robotics Laboratory at Ocean Alliance are learning how to fly drones and analyze whale snot to

Changes in the European Wildlife Trade Framework

The European Union (EU) has a well-regulated market for wildlife hunting trophies and live wildlife trade, but there are some loopholes that allow increased wildlife trafficking to enter the EU. Therefore, the EU is reviewing its regulation to combat trafficking.

Two Truths and a Lie: Campaigns to Reduce Rhino Horn Demand in Vietnam

Great news coming out of Vietnam: rhino horn demand is down more than 33% in just one year. A poll conducted by Neilsen for the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Vietnam Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of

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A Rhino’s Worth: How Much Would You Pay?

How much is a rhino worth to you? A hundred dollars? A thousand? Hundreds of thousands? It’s not likely a question you are asked every day. If you are like me, you initial answer was, “a little” or perhaps even,

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The Phragmipedium Kovachii: Is CITES guilty of over criminalization?

While reports indicate that many species of rare plants, including multiple varieties of orchids, are nearing the brink of extinction, the debate over what to do to protect them rages on. A combination of rampant poaching, greed, and habitat destruction

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Welcome to Global Wildlife Conservation

This is the blog associated with a year-long course for MA students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. The course, supervised by Dr. Joshua Busby, will cover a number of topics related to global