As another CITES Conference of the Parties came to a close, it is apparent that the participation of SCI and SCIF was essential in making sure hunting remains a critical component in the conservation of the world’s wildlife.
“The debate over whether trade in endangered animals helps or hinders their protection is one of the major fault lines in the CITES convention,” noted an article in Deutsche Welle. Included in the report are comments from Joseph Goergen, conservation manager for Safari Club International Foundation. "We're here first to defend the sustainable use principles of the convention and also trade and hunting trophies," Goergen told the German magazine.
Click here for the full Deutsche Welle article and stay tuned for a complete recap of the CITES CoP18 and what it means for SCI members.