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Giraffes Now the Target of Anti-Hunters in the EU

Oct 11, 2017
At a European Union (EU meeting held on September 18, 2017), the Czech Republic opened discussions on whether the EU should propose to list the giraffe under the Convention on International Trade in Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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CITES CoP17 Wrap-Up

Oct 06, 2016
After months of preparation and two weeks of intensive work, SCI and SCI Foundation’s CITES delegations have achieved great results at the recent CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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CITES Recognizes Hunting is a Conservation Tool

Oct 04, 2016
On October 4, at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, CITES adopted a formal position on hunting trophies. The resolution recommends that countries fulfill certain standards and procedures – many of which have long been practiced by the hunting community – when deciding whether to issue export and import permits for hunting trophies of CITES-listed species.
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CITES Keeps Lions on Appendix II

Oct 04, 2016
The proposal to move the African lion from CITES Appendix II to CITES Appendix I was officially defeated today at the 17th CITES Conference. Lions will remain on Appendix II with a new provision that regulates commercial trade in lion bone. Trade in lion hunting trophies, including skulls and bones, will not be affected in any way.
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CITES CoP17 Committee Takes Action on Species Proposals

Sep 28, 2016
The CITES Conference of Parties (CoP17) Committee I – the Committee that reviews species-based proposals – has made recommendations on three different proposals. Now out of Committee, these proposals will be voted on in plenary by the CITES Parties during the final days of the CoP17. The plenary vote will very likely adopt the Committee’s three recommendations.
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Community Leaders Speak Up for Sustainable Use Conservation and Livelihoods at CoP17

Sep 27, 2016
On September 26-27, rural community leaders from around the world voiced their concerns about several proposals that were considered at the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa. One set of proposals related to the sale of elephant ivory were particularly controversial.
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CITES 17th Conference of the Parties Has Commenced

Sep 24, 2016
Today, South Africa President Jacob Zuma opened the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg.
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