Posted by: Bob Payne | August 18, 2011

WWF hits out at CITES closed door ivory talks

Conservation charity WWF has criticised the decision by CITES, which monitors trade in endangered animals, to close its discussions on the ivory trade to the public and non-governmental organisations. It is the first time in more than a decade that the Standing Committee of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) has locked out charities and other NGOs. Kuwait – representing the Asian region – tabled the motion to close the meeting and despite objections from the United Kingdom and Kenyan governments the resolution was passed. The meeting was discussing how to better protect elephants and deal with the illegal ivory trade and WWF, which donates to CITES work on elephants, is furious.



  1. The reason behind CITES reaction need investigation.Conservation activists need to work out appropriate strategies to tackle the situation.

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