Hippos, sharks up for protection at UN wildlife conference


              FILE - A Zimbabwe National Parks official holds an elephant task during a tour of the country's ivory stockpile at the Zimbabwe National Parks Headquarters in Harare, June, 2, 2016. Hippos poached for their skin and teeth, sharks targeted by the fin trade and a tiny frog with translucent skin are among the species up for protection at a United Nations wildlife conference opening Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
            
              FILE - A Zimbabwe National Parks official inspects some of the elephant tusks during a tour of ivory stockpiles in Harare on May, 16, 2022. Hippos poached for their skin and teeth, sharks targeted by the fin trade and a tiny frog with translucent skin are among the species up for protection at a United Nations wildlife conference opening Monday, Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
            
              FILE - Confiscated shark fins are shown during a news conference on Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. Hippos poached for their skin and teeth, sharks targeted by the fin trade and a tiny frog with translucent skin are among the species up for protection at a United Nations wildlife conference opening Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
            
              Lou Perrotti, the director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo, holds a musk turtle in quarantine after it was confiscated in a wildlife bust, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Providence, R.I. Scores of turtle species are under threat from poaching. The plight of turtles is expected to get plenty of attention at a wildlife trade conference in Panama in November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Musk turtles are fed blood worms while in quarantine at Roger Williams Park Zoo after 16 of the quarter-sized turtle hatchlings were confiscated in a wildlife bust, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Providence, R.I. Scores of turtle species are under threat from poaching. The plight of turtles is expected to get plenty of attention at a wildlife trade conference in Panama in November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Lou Perrotti, the director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo, holds a musk turtle in quarantine after it was confiscated in a wildlife bust, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Providence, R.I. Scores of turtle species are under threat from poaching. The plight of turtles is expected to get plenty of attention at a wildlife trade conference in Panama in November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)