Five key decisions at CITES global wildlife summitPooja Rajesh
Nov 27, 2022
No luck for hippos
Following a fierce debate, a request by ten west African nations to ban the trade in hippopotamus, was rejected by delegates.
Crocodile ban lifted
Delegates allowed the export of skin and meat of the broad-snouted caiman found majorly in the wild in the Brazilian Amazon and Pantanal following significant rise in their numbers.
Huge win for sharks!
Delegates from more than 180 countries agreed to regulate the trade in 54 species of the requiem shark and hammerhead shark families who are most hunted for their shark fins seen as a delicacy in some Asian countries.
More than 160 species of glass frog, found in several rainforests in Central and South America, have been placed on CITES
Appendix II, which places trade restrictions on threatened species. Credit: iStock
Respite for Matamata turtles
CITES protection accorded to them as with their prehistoric, beetle-like appearance, they have become sought-after pets and arehunted for their meat and eggs.
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