Decisions made at U.N. meeting on wildlife trade in South Africa

A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger stacks elephant tusks on a pyre near NairobiThe 17th meeting of the U.N.'s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has been meeting in Johannesburg, with ivory, rhinos and parrots on the agenda. Sharks and Rays CITES members also voted to include the silky shark, three species of thresher sharks and nine species of devil rays in its "Appendix II" listing, which strictly controls trade so that species are not overharvested or threatened.


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October 5, 2016 4:00 am

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