Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—Earlier decisions to adopt proposals to include shark species threatened by overharvesting for their fins and meat within CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) were accepted today during the final plenary wrap up session of the conference. Likewise, the Manta Rays were also formally adopted into the CITES Appenices.
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Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—A new international law enforcement initiative to stop the poaching and illegal trade of Tigers and other Asian big cats was agreed by the member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Bangkok today.
Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments meeting at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) currently underway in Bangkok today agreed a series of measures to improve the regulation of the global illegal ivory trade.
Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments remained silent when a report demonstrating their lack of co-operation in addressing illegal fishing of toothfish was presented to the CITES meeting currently underway in Bangkok.
Bangkok, Thailand, 11th March 2013—Governments worldwide voted last week to improve the measures protecting more than 30 freshwater turtles and a tortoise from over-harvesting for the international pet and meat trades.