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CITES CoP18 unpacked – evaluating wins and losses for the environment

The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) wrapped up today in Geneva, Switzerland.  Campaigners from our UK and US offices were in attendance throughout, pushing for the adoption of strong decisions to combat illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade. Among the hundreds of […]

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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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Unpacking CITES CoP17: The wins and the losses

After years of anticipation, months of preparation and two hectic weeks in South Africa, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) draws to a close. Here's a summary of some of the key outcomes of the conference

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Botswana’s historic break from pro-ivory trade bloc

Botswana made a clear statement against ivory trade at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species when it announced it would voluntarily relinquish Appendix II status for its own elephants to support up-listing all African elephants to the much tougher Appendix I

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CITES ivory trade system is flawed and drives poaching

National Geographic has published an investigative report on the illegal ivory trade, Blood Ivory, which highlights fundamental flaws in the CITES ivory-trading system. Ivory trading drives poaching and ivory trafficking and we urge the CITES Parties to learn from this mistake and invest in adequate enforcement.