Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission

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Don, 27/10/2016
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Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission

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Don, 27/10/2016
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Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes

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Fre, 21/10/2016
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As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientific whaling’.

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London, United Kingdom
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A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife Trump Trade at CITES

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Mit, 05/10/2016
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As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place once every three years, and this year brought together over 4,000 representatives from governments and the conservation community to debate issues with regards to the trade in endangered wild animals and plants..

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime

Publication Date: 
Die, 04/10/2016
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Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.

The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cybercrime is stopped, bring together governments, enforcers and online tech companies, in a common mission to save wildlife.

 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES

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Mon, 03/10/2016
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IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give protection to the Silky shark, Thresher sharks and Devil rays by including them in Appendix II. It lists species which may become threatened and allows trade only if it is not detrimental to the survival of the species.

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Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants

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Mon, 03/10/2016
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Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants

Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of ivory.

 

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CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn

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Mon, 03/10/2016
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CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn

IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland.

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African elephants not out of the Woods Yet

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Mon, 03/10/2016
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Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on international trade in lion parts

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Mon, 03/10/2016
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Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws and teeth removed from the dead carcasses of wild lions to be traded for commercial purposes.

The agreement falls far short of what the proponents had wanted, which was a transfer of all populations of lions from Appendix II to Appendix I, thus prohibiting any international commercial trade in lions or lion parts.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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