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Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Nov. 26, 2022 18:19 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International...

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Nov. 25, 2022 23:24 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International...

Cambodia wildlife official jailed in NY for monkey smuggling

Nov. 16, 2022 17:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged eight people with smuggling endangered monkeys, including a Cambodian wildlife official who was arrested in the U.S. while traveling to a conference on protecting endangered species. The official plus a colleague in that country’s...

Hippos, sharks up for protection at UN wildlife conference

Nov. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EST

Hippos poached for their skin and teeth, sharks targeted by the fin trade and a tiny frog with translucent skin are among the hundreds of species that could get greater protection at a United Nations wildlife conference opening Monday. The 184-nation Convention on International Trade...

Thai crocodile farmers want trade restrictions relaxed

Nov. 12, 2022 00:17 AM EST

SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — Crocodile farmers in Thailand are suggesting a novel approach to saving the country’s dwindling number of endangered wild crocodiles. They want to relax regulations on cross-border trade of the reptiles and their parts to boost demand for products made from ones...

Turtles in demand as pets, leading to a spike in poaching

Nov. 09, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Swimming in two plastic bins inside a brightly lit and sterile quarantine room at a Rhode Island zoo, 16 quarter-sized turtle hatchlings represent a growing worry for conservationist Lou Perrotti. These eastern musk turtles, known for spending much of their...

EU to tighten gun trade laws as Ukraine war fuels arms fears

Oct. 27, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday moved to tighten laws governing the trade and transport of guns to help keep illicit firearms out of the hands of criminal gangs amid concerns that the war in Ukraine could increase the spread of illegal weapons. The EU’s executive...

Sparkling fish, murky methods: the global aquarium trade

Oct. 19, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

LES, Indonesia (AP) — After diving into the warm sea off the coast of northern Bali, Indonesia, Made Partiana hovers above a bed of coral, holding his breath and scanning for flashes of color and movement. Hours later, exhausted, he returns to a rocky beach, towing plastic bags filled with his...

US businesses propose hiding trade data used to trace abuse

Oct. 17, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

A group of major U.S. businesses wants the government to hide key import data -- a move trade experts say would make it more difficult for Americans to link the products they buy to labor abuse overseas. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee is made up of executives...