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CITES Parties must get tough and show resolve in fight against illegal wildlife trade

One of the biggest events on the international conservation calendar gets under way this week and our campaigners will be there to press for robust action to safeguard threatened species from illegal trade. The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and meetings […]

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Proposed expansion of China’s protected species list should be good news but won’t end pangolin trade

China's National Forestry and Grasslands Administration is in the process of revising the country's list of protected wildlife species, as revealed by a document leaked online comprising a new draft list of protected species alongside a call for feedback from government agencies. This is the first time the list has been overhauled since 1988.