World Wildlife Day

UN World Wildlife Day 2021 (3 March) as “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” 

“Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” announced as theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 Geneva, 23 November 2020 - The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced today the theme of United Nations World Wildlife Day 2021: “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”. Covering nearly a third...
Trade bans and wildlife

Are CITES bans driving up demand for wildlife products?

An in-depth feature in Knowable Magazine  by Natasha Gilbert reports that scientists and wildlife trade experts worry CITES bans may be backfiring by driving up demand, arguing  the convention is  meant to help ensure wildlife trade meets people's needs while also safeguarding nature. Two examples of trade bans on wildlife and one on a plant species that saw an increase rather than decrease of...
trade of ivory

Yahoo Japan ends trade of ivory

Al Jazeera reported the decision by Yahoo Japan to end the trade of ivory from November, 2019. The announcement was published on its website and came as a result of pressure from conservationists. Yahoo Japan corporation says it will ban the sale of ivory on the country's largest online auction site, two years after its two largest domestic competitors made a similar pledge.In a statement on...
CITES rhinos

South Africa’s proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino

Read Africa Geographic's report on South Africa's proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino here Summary: The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, requested public comment of a scientific nature on her proposal to: 1. Enable the international trade in white rhino horn by down-listing the white rhino on CITES. 2. Increase the annual quota of black rhinos...
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