Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The story so far..

CITES convention has closed its main committee phase, and will end with the plenary. More news is expected as the hammerhead shark seems likely to be returned to discussion, as too the Zambian proposal to downlist its elephant populations from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2.

Coverage of CITES so far:

IT WAS a moment of some drama when delegates assembled in Doha came to vote on a ban in the trade in bluefin tuna on March 18th. The previous evening many representatives of the 175 member nations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) had been at a reception at the Japanese embassy. Prominent on the menu was bluefin tuna sushi. (more...)

Eaten away
A ban on the trade in bluefin tuna is rejected, Mar 18th 2010

Fin times

Ban the trade in bluefin tuna—but set a clear path to sustainable exploitation, Mar 18th 2010

While stocks last
Some ivory sales are a good idea. This one isn’t, Mar 16th 2010