THE future of some species of chimpanzee, giraffe, lion, leopard and shark is looking brighter, after it was agreed that they should receive added protection.
The new rules were set out at the Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals in the Philippines. It means that countries must now do all they can to take care of their native species.
Experts believe the chimpanzee is at particular risk, as their numbers have dropped significantly in recent years due to habitat loss.
There was also some good news for rare Asiatic cheetahs, as people in Iran are pledging cash to protect this endangered species.
There are thought to be just 50 of these cheetahs left in the wild. Many have been killed by cars or farmers protecting their animals.
Asiatic cheetahs are in danger of dying out