Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? Introduction

INTRODUCTION WHEN THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT was placed on the CITES Appendix I list (which effectively proclaimed it to be an ‘endangered species’) (CITES Cop7 in 1989), and when (at the same time) the international trade in elephant ivory was officially banned, the accredited animal rights NGOs at the convention blamed elephant poaching on the existence …

A Letter to the IUCN

The staff of the IUCN needs to attend some kind of preparatory school that teaches its pupils about the principles and practices of wildlife management.  And they should take the CITES Secretariat along with them to learn these lessons, too. How the hell is mankind going to manage its wild living resources in a sustainable …

Three Countries are Declaring Themselves Independent of CITES Controls

Emmanuel Koro Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe are going to submit protest documents that will allow them to legally trade in their elephants, rhino and giraffes. The three countries are declaring themselves independent of the controls exercised by the Geneva-based UN Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They are …

The Source ISSUE NO.11 28 August 2019 – CITES CoP18 Notes

Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who has extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa IN THIS ISSUE: Derek Lewitton finds that CITES’s own statistics demonstrate a high tolerance for illegal trade. CITES a disaster for sustainable use. Global Hypocrisy with Respect to Ivory. DEREK LEWITTON WRITES: Notwithstanding the ‘trade ban’ imposed …