India’s proposal to upgrade the protection of star tortoises, the smooth-coated otter and small-clawed otters in CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on Wild Fauna and Flora) have been approved. These species have been listed under Appendix I of CITES. There will be a complete international ban enforced on their trade. The decision… Continue reading Star tortoise, otters get higher protection at CITES
A proposal by India, Nepal, and Bangladesh to move the smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) from CITES Appendix II to CITES Appendix I was approved. The other proposal made by India that was passed was to include the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) in CITES Appendix II. The decision was taken at the ongoing CoP 18 of… Continue reading CITES CoP 2019: What is CITES, what does it do?
18 species of sharks and rays, were included in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). These sharks and rays species are threatened by the scale of international trade in their fins and meat. The decision was taken at the ongoing CoP 18 of CITES… Continue reading CITES CoP 2019: 18 endangered sharks and rays afforded protection
Conservationist Vivek Menon, head of Wildlife Trust of India was awarded the prestigious Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award for the year 2019. The award was presented at the ongoing CoP 18 of CITES being held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bavin Awards recognise the extraordinary efforts that law enforcement officers and other field-based individuals… Continue reading CITES CoP 2019: Conservationist Vivek Menon wins Clark Bavin Award