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For first time, giraffes get international endangered species protections under CITES

Giraffes are a threatened species and many of their populations are endangered and declining.


But until now, no international regulations governed their trade. On Thursday, at a conference in Geneva, countries overwhelmingly agreed to add giraffes to the list of animals protected by the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/science/giraffes-endangered-protections.html

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