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 …

Western Animal Rights Groups Steal SADC Countries’ Votes for Ivory Trade

By Emmanuel Koro 23 August 2019, Geneva, Switzerland The US$600 million Western animal rights groups ‘industry’ is widely believed to have used its financial power to bribe ‘weak’ East and West African countries to vote against SADC countries’ proposal to start international trade in ivory. The three elephant over-populated SADC countries, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe …