SADC realises the 'T' in CITES is silent

Delegates at the closing of CITES CoP18 earlier this week PIC: CITES
Delegates at the closing of CITES CoP18 earlier this week PIC: CITES

Their proposals on ivory trade roundly rejected amidst a vote-buying and bribery storm in Geneva last week, SADC states will meet in the next three months on a possible withdrawal from CITES. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI writes

Government and non-governmental officials representing several Southern African countries returned from CITES’ Geneva meeting enraged this week.

The Conference of Parties (a general assembly of sorts) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) overwhelmingly rejected all the proposals the region had made on selling its ivory stockpiles.

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