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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CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime

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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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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 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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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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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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CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants

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Son, 02/10/2016
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Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them from international trade were distilled into a single document leaving the animals exposed to the menace of poaching for illegal ivory trade.

CITES Parties compromised the political will of countries from source, to transit to market to close domestic ivory markets and destroy ivory stockpiles.

Proposals on the destruction of ivory stockpiles and the closure of domestic markets were merged into a single resolution leaving each much the weaker.

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Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Pecking Order

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Son, 02/10/2016
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African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade.

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 end commercial trade in African grey parrots.

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CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

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Fre, 30/09/2016
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Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.

The decision was taken at a high level meeting held during the CoP17 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) being held in Johannesburg, South Africa this week.

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