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International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International ...

Amnesty blames Brazilian government failures for Amazon fires

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

Amnesty blames Brazilian government failures for Amazon fires

Amnesty International says Brazilian government failures are responsible for fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. The comment by the rights group on Thursday came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested some non-governmental groups could be setting the blazes in retaliation for losing state funds under ...