Case study of rare, endangered tortoise highlights conservation priorities for present, future World Wildlife Days

Though wildlife trafficking has been effectively disrupted since the first World Wildlife Day — established 50 years ago today via the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora — a newly published case study on one of the world’s rarest tortoise species, the ploughshare tortoise, highlights how much room for improvement still exists.