Endangered species http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20388/all en In Ecuador, a young shark "massacre" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins <p> PUERTO LOPEZ &mdash;&nbsp;A quasi-legal market for shark meat has sprung up in this small fishing village.&nbsp;&ldquo;Why shouldn&rsquo;t we be able to share in the riches?&rdquo; asked one local fin trader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Endangered species Honduras Americas Green Food & Drink Wildlife News Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Renee Frojo 5682830 at http://www.globalpost.com The yellow-tailed woolly monkey: Peru’s charismatic, endangered primate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/peru/120727/yellow-tailed-woolly-monkey-peru <p class="p1" style="line-height: 20px; ">COROSHA, Peru &mdash; Homero Francisco Lopez shudders as he recalls how he used to hunt one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered monkey species.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px; ">&ldquo;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">I&#39;m ashamed </span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">when I think about it now,&rdquo; says the 58-year-old subsistence farmer.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">He once shot a yellow-tailed woolly monkey because it had playfully goaded him. </span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">&ldquo;But now that we have learned what a unique animal it is, and how it can even bring tourists here, we want it protected.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/peru/120727/yellow-tailed-woolly-monkey-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Endangered species Travel/Tourism Peru Wildlife News Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:00:12 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5713782 at http://www.globalpost.com The very high price of pandas (photos) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/120924/national-zoo-panda-death-endangered-species <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">WASHINGTON &mdash; </span>An expert from Beijing University said the effort to reintroduce pandas is as &quot;pointless as taking off the pants in order to fart.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/120924/national-zoo-panda-death-endangered-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Endangered species Wildlife News China United States Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:21:24 +0000 Beenish Ahmed 5720295 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos: Giant panda bears http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5720330 <p>In light of the recent birth and death of a panda cub in Washington, DC&#39;s National Zoo, here&#39;s a photo gallery of the curiously hard-to-breed creatures.</p> Endangered species Wildlife News China United States Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:18:15 +0000 Alex Leff 5720330 at http://www.globalpost.com