Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

 
Quenching a thirst for lion bones
Quenching a thirst for lion bones
The trade in rhino horn to Asian countries has opened an avenue for the sale of lion carcasses -- their bones are being used to replace those of...
WWF takes issue with rhino horn 'consumer countries'
WWF takes issue with rhino horn 'consumer countries'
Despite the dramatic increase in rhino poaching in the past few years, "consumer states" such as China, Thailand and Vietnam have not prosecuted...
Microchips to the rhinos' rescue
Microchips to the rhinos' rescue
All rhinoceros horns in South Africa are to be microchipped in an attempt to curb the "dramatic" increase in the poaching and illegal trade of...
SA scientists embark on 'tree barcode of life' project
SA scientists embark on 'tree barcode of life' project
University of Johannesburg scientists have started creating a database of DNA information from the world's tree species, it was announced on...
UN lets China import ivory despite opposition
UN lets China import ivory despite opposition
A United Nations panel granted China permission on Tuesday to import elephant ivory from African government stockpiles despite opposition from some...

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