CITES: Curse or Blessing for Wildlife-rich but Poverty Stricken SADC Countries

They were fed-up and armed to the teeth with compelling scientific data in favour of their ivory and rhino horn trade proposals, including downlisting African elephants and trade in live white rhinos. They had also planned a wild card reaction, if their proposals for ivory and rhino trade were rejected. This was the mood of …

The Source ISSUE NO.8 25 August 2019 CITES CoP18 Notes

CoP18 — Geneva, Switzerland Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who has extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa IN THIS ISSUE: Western animal rights groups steal SADC countries’ votes for ivory trade amid calls for SADC to pull out of ‘useless’ CITES. First CITES employee confirms a Western animal rights groups …