CITES 2016, Delegates gathered in Johannesburg for key meetings

CCTV Africa

Published on Sep 26, 2016

The CITES COP-17 meetings continue in Sandton, Johannesburg. More than 120 documents and proposals are being considered by environmental ministers and stakeholders from across the world. The proposals include amendments to the list of species subject to CITES trade controls. Countries like South Africa are pushing for proposals that promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and securing the long term conservation of species. Most international attention is currently focused on the elephant poaching, putting elephant, lion, rosewood species, and sharks on the CITES lists. And the illegal trade in rhino horn and pangolin.

Global Climate Change
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Environment Justice

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