Next week marks the opening of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17), a regular meeting of the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, more commonly known as CITES. We give an overview of CITES, CoP17 and the listing of vulnerable species on CITES Appendices.
At the forthcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) we will call on world governments to tackle the widespread poaching of leopards driven by the illicit trade in body parts. Besides adopting the draft Decisions on the table, we urge Parties to close domestic markets for big cat parts.
It can be a long week/month/year/decade when you’re constantly confronted with bad news and the terrible things that we are doing to life on this planet. It can often seem like a never-ending uphill battle. And, well, that’s what it is, but every now and again you get some news that gives you a glimmer of hope