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Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.

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Shark identification guide for 38 species in the region of Mexico and the Caribbean.
This white paper is the first in a series laying out Defenders of Wildlife’s vision for improving implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The paper describes some of our core values on endangered species conservation and our priorities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the ESA.
Los tiburones han recorrido las mares desde hace cientos de millones de años. Perfectos depredadores que se encuentran por encima de la cadena alimenticia, los tiburones tenían poco enemigos hasta que los humanos empezaron a explotarlos.
Sharks have roamed the seas for hundreds of millions of years. Perfect predators at the top of the food chain, sharks had few enemies until humans began to exploit them. Today, 26 species of shark are now endangered, and an additional 115 species are vulnerable or near threatened. Learn more about the causes of this drastic decline, and what conservation measures can be taken to stop it.
La Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestres (CITES) es un acuerdo internacional que tiene por finalidad velar por que el comercio internacional de especímenes de animales y plantas silvestres no constituye una amenaza para su supervivencia.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement aimed at regulating and ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. This factsheet explains how the protections for sharks under CITES do not apply to domestic trade, and combats the misinformation surrounding the impacts of a CITES listing for sharks.
Millions of fish, corals and other creatures are harvested each year for the wildlife trade, with grave impacts on coral reefs.
Report on how climate change should affect CITES listing and decision-making.
The Fiscal Cliff could be devastating for America's National Wildlife Refuge System, forcing cutbacks to conservation work, slashing recreational opportunities, and depriving local communities of a major revenue stream. This report warns of the top 10 impacts that national wildlife refuges could face unless Congress agrees on a plan to abandon Sequestration.
Congress has a chance to pass a 5-year Farm Bill now, by making smart changes to current proposals that maintain conservation funding, strengthen commitments to protect wetlands, grasslands and soil in exchange for insurance subsidies and preserve native prairie. We and 15 other conservation groups from across the conservation spectrum urge Congress to take action before the new year.

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