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Rhishja Cota-Larson

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Rhishja is the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which is working to stop the economic exploitation of endangered species. She has journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. At CITES CoP16 in Bangkok, she joined colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. Rhishja is a Producer for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of the podcast Behind the Schemes, and author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine.

Pangolins Roll into the Wildlife Trafficking Spotlight

An unexpected newcomer has joined the world’s most iconic species — the elephant, rhino, and tiger — under the international wildlife trafficking crisis spotlight: Meet the pangolin. Pangolins are unmistakable in appearance — they are covered with scales comprised of keratin, and indeed, petting a pangolin feels like stroking a layer of warm thumbnails. There…