International

"The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire"

"The growing intensity of wildfires and their spread to new corners of the globe raises fears that climate change is exacerbating the dangers." "In South America, the Amazon basin is ablaze. Halfway around the world in central Africa, vast stretches of savanna are going up in flame. Arctic regions in Siberia are burning at a historic pace."

Source: NY Times, 08/29/2019

Conservation Body CITES Agrees To Protect 18 Species Of Sharks And Rays

"Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup."

Source: AP, 08/27/2019

"G7 Leaders Vow To Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage"

"Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm."

Source: AP, 08/26/2019

"World’s Nations Gather To Tackle Wildlife Extinction Crisis"

"The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, as well as cracking down on the exploitation of unheralded but vital species such as sea cucumbers, which clean ocean floors."

Source: Guardian, 08/21/2019

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