Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Government fisheries personnel display rare pig nosed turtles seized at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta on April 1, 2013 . Authorities seized the illegal shipment of live 687 pig nosed turtles that originated from Papua province, a known habitat of the rare fresh water turtles. The pig-nosed turtles are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which imposes international trade restrictions to protect the species from over-exploitation.
They are only found in the Indo-Australia region in specific locations. A lot of insects I get are covered by the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) treaty, so there are special permits you have to get.
Google must immediately eliminate all such trade,' she added. Whales meat being processed in Japan Whale meat being sold on Google's Japanese shopping site The shocking discovery comes as 178 nations gather in Thailand for an important meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Curbing the trade in so-called blood ivoryMore quotes »
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H.Res. 220: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the contributions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on May 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. 0% chance of getting past committee. 0% chance of being agreed to. Only 27% of House simple from GovTrack Read more »
Animal abuse: Tigress’ ‘death’ spotlights a larger issue
The White Siberian tiger is an endangered species, according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora of 1973. PHOTO: REUTERS The star of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s election campaigns – a white tigress –r from The Express Tribune Pakistan Read more »
Number of African elephants still dwindling
Dear EarthTalk: How are populations of African elephants faring these days? What conservation efforts are underway and are they working? A century ago some five millions wild elephants roamed Africa. Today fewer than 500,000 remain, a result of poaching from Hudson Valley Press Read more »
India has been active in international forums relating to environmental protection: Ansari(Update/Ansari) - Indiatalkies.com
Jaipur, May 4: Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Saturday said India has been active in international forums relating to environmental protection, and is party to 94 multilaterals environmental agreements such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, from India Talkies Read more »
Business in big cats
Report reveals how China’s policies are encouraging the breeding of an endangered species for commercial gains. IN FEBRUARY, a report detailing how China’s laws and policies are fuelling growth in the domestic trade in captive-bred tiger parts hit headli from The Star Malaysia Read more »