As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.
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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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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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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 iRead more »
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 PaRead more »
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 illegalRead more »