Tag: CITES elephants

EU risks stalling progress on wildlife protections at global conference

By Tracy Keeling – The Canary The World Wildlife Conference began on 14 November. In it, nations will make decisions that determine the fate of numerous species. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) conference of the parties (CoP19) runs to 25 November. Elephant protections are high on the agenda, with a number of African nations calling for increased protections...

Press Release: CITES Standing Committee Agrees that Countries Must Continue to Report on their Domestic Ivory Markets

The Standing Committee of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), at its meeting in Lyon, France, today agreed that countries must continue to report on their domestic ivory markets.    CITES Decision 18.117, adopted in 2019, directed countries “that have not closed their domestic markets… to report to the Secretariat for consideration by...