Tuesday, April 10, 2007
IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices
IUCN's Species Trade and Use Unit and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, have completed technical reviews of all the proposals submitted to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices. The reviews have been prepared for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) The Hague, The Netherlands, 3-15 June 2007, where the proposals will be considered by the CITES member countries. Botswana and Namibia had made several proposals about elephant hunting and the ivory trade. You can read a summary of the analyses of the elephant proposals online.