/ 28 November 2022

SADC members declare dispute with Cites, threaten to withdraw their membership

At its 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) in Panama this month, a proposal by Zimbabwe that would allow it, together with Botswana, Namibia and South Africa — home to about 265 000 elephants — to resume the international commercial trade in ivory of government-owned stockpiles to fund elephant conservation, was rejected by most member states. Photo: Supplied
They argue that the international wildlife treaty is undermining sustainable use of species in the region such as elephants.

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