This World Wildlife Day, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. staff joined the CITES Secretariat at the United Nations in New York City to discuss the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”. S.P.E.C.I.E.S. staff were privileged to hear from panels of speakers that included organizations such as Panthera and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and representatives of nations including Panama, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Thailand. Discussions ranged from snow leopard conservation, regional jaguar project collaboration, and tiger success stories, as well as the expansion of community based conservation.
The event ended with an announcement of the winners of the Jackson Hole WILD Film Festival.
Miss it? You can watch the UN proceedings here