Closing Remarks to CITES Closing Plenary Session

The Chairman of the closing Plenary session invited the Ivory Education Institute to provide its impressions of the meeting. Unlike nearly every other speaker who heaped praise on all those involved in CoP18 from the security guards to the translators, I decided not to mince my words. Having been warned the night before that the …

The Source ISSUE NO.4 19 August 2019 – CITES CoP18 Notes

CoP18 — Geneva, Switzerland Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa Meet the harmful champions of promoting African poverty (The World Wide Fund) at a time when the CITES Secretariat is calling for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. How can that be …

WILDLIFE ARMAGEDDON 16

CITES – TIME FOR CHANGE OR DISSOLUTION – I first came across corrupt practices at CITES in 1987 (CoP.6. Canada) – when I interviewed a sovereign state delegate from a poor African country whose entire two-week long holiday in Canada had been paid for by a well-heeled animal rights organisation. Everything was paid: return airfares; …