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57 days ago
Obama hails ‘historic day’ for the planet
Obama hails ‘historic day’ for the planet
World

A global deal to combat climate change is set to take effect after gaining key support from European nations.

58 days ago
‘Historic moment’ as EU boosts Paris climate deal
‘Historic moment’ as EU boosts Paris climate deal

European Parliament approves Paris accord to fight climate change, which will lift it over the required level of nations to enter into force.

59 days ago
Ivory, rhino horn ban remains
Ivory, rhino horn ban remains

Member states at the CITES convention voted overwhelmingly against legalising rhino and ivory sales.

59 days ago
Rhino horn legalisation bid fails at CITES
Rhino horn legalisation bid fails at CITES

Countries have voted against Swaziland's late proposal to allow trade in rhino horn.

3 October 2016, 6:19pm
SA, allies block upgraded protection for elephants
SA, allies block upgraded protection for elephants

Divisions between African parties at CoP17 has failed elephant populations, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing.

3 October 2016, 5:09pm
CITES: Botswana’s ivory policy change explained
CITES: Botswana’s ivory policy change explained

Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, has outlined his country's reasons for not supporting the limited sale of ivory.

3 October 2016, 5:00pm
Is canned lion hunting a sustainability scam?
Is canned lion hunting a sustainability scam?
Opinion

Canned lion hunting is just not an industry that's sustainable, argues Ian Michler.

2 October 2016, 2:52pm
CITES: Grey parrots being loved to death
CITES: Grey parrots being loved to death

Their intelligence and longevity make them popular as pets and over harvest for the pet trade is devastating populations in the wild.

2 October 2016, 09:35am
CITES to vote on critical ivory trade issue
CITES to vote on critical ivory trade issue

So far CITES recommends all parties to close their domestic markets for commercial trade in raw and worked ivory as a matter of urgency.