March 2013

Success for animals and plants

2013-Mar-20   ::   (0 comments)

Chimpanzees
Success in Bangkok

Member states to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are showing willingness to place bans and restrictions on the trade of several species, despite resistance from some Asian nations. Putting a stop to the multi-million dollar international trade in illegal wildlife is the center of debate as over 170 countries meet in Bangkok.

The 16th conference of nations linked to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) comes against the backdrop of a decimation of African elephant herds, rhinos, marine life and several timber species. The CITES debates, due to run until March 14, are being seen as one of the most crucial in the 40-year history of the convention.

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