The ‘big five’ decisions at CITES wildlife trade meeting

An installation showing a rhino and an elephant in Mandela Square as part of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild, Fauna and Flora) convention in Johannesburg on September 26, 2016The world's largest wildlife meeting wrapped up late Tuesday with conservationists hailing progress in tightening rules on trafficking of endangered species including sharks, grey parrots and pangolins. More than 2,500 delegates sifted through 62 proposals to reform trade restrictions on more than 400 species. Wildlife campaigners generally welcomed the outcome, adding that concrete action was now needed to tackle a global boom in poaching and trafficking.


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October 5, 2016 12:15 pm

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