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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was first signed in 1973 in order to protect certain species of wild fauna and flora against over-exploitation through commercial trade, a trade now worth billions of dollars a year. CITES first entered into force on July 1, 1975, and now more than 170 nations ("Parties") have signed and ratified the CITES treaty. More About CITES
September 22, 2016
Just in time for World Rhino Day, HSI and 27 leading wildlife organisations sent an urgent appeal to the King of Swaziland, asking him to withdraw a proposal to legalize the international trade in rhino horn, warning that demand across Asia for rhino horn is driving the species towards extinction.
September 19, 2016
Ahead of CITES wildlife trade conference, HSI warns leaders “it’s do or die” for iconic elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sharks, rays, and many other wild plants and animals
Wildlife experts at Humane Society International warned that decisions taken at the upcoming CITES international wildlife trade meeting could be ‘do or die’ for some of the world’s most iconic and threatened wild species such as African elephant, rhinos and pangolins.
June 24, 2015
Delegates from 29 African and Asian pangolin range countries and the United States joined together for the first time this week to develop a unified conservation action plan to protect pangolins, the most trafficked mammals in the world, at the First Pangolin Range States Meeting.
April 29, 2015
The Viet Nam CITES Management Authority, the Da Nang Department of Education and Training and Humane Society International held a series of awareness-raising activities for Da Nang, Viet Nam residents to reduce the demand for rhino horn.
April 22, 2015
The Guardian of the Elephants Alliance celebrated the launch of the Elephant Awareness Month at the National Zoological Museum China with hundreds of college students encouraging the public to protect endangered elephants by stopping the consumption of ivory.