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Endangered Species Meeting Draws Mixed Reviews

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Endangered Species Meeting Draws Mixed Reviews

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Endangered Species Meeting Draws Mixed Reviews

Endangered Species Meeting Draws Mixed Reviews

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The recent meeting in Thailand on endangered species receives mixed reviews as it closes. U.S. delegates proclaimed the conference a success. But critics call the treaty — the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species — a "shark without teeth." They say poachers are bolder and better armed than ever, and many species, like forest elephants, are on the road to extinction. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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