There are two ways to get removed from the list of endangered species, and the Tasmanian tiger, the buff-nosed kangaroo rat and the pig-footed bandicoot have found the surest. They're extinct.
The 178 member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) meeting at the Queen Sirikit International Convention Center on Thursday agreed to remove six Australian species from Appendix I, which bans them being traded.
The most notable is the Tasmanian tiger, the dog-like marsupial named for its striped back, that was driven to extinction decades ago by farmers protecting their sheep.
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