March 18, 2010
In March 2010, CITES parties failed to support the United States' proposal to give the polar bear the strongest level of protection provided under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
March 17, 2010
African elephants, who are killed for trade in their ivory tusks, have been the center of heated debate at CITES since the 1970s. They were under discussion again at the CITES 2010 meeting.
March 16, 2010
In March 2010, a national poll conducted by the Environics Research Group showed 82 percent of Canadians supported banning the commercial trade in polar bear parts on the international market under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
February 19, 2010
In March 2010, CITES representatives discussed species including elephants, polar bears, sharks, tuna, tree frogs, tigers and bobcats.
February 18, 2010
The fate of many of the world's threatened species, including elephants, tigers, sharks and tree frogs, hinges on decisions that will be made at the CITES Conference of the Parties in March 2010.
February 17, 2010
In February 2010, Humane Society International urged opposition to a U.S. proposal to decrease CITES protection for bobcats.
January 29, 2010
Humane Society International urged support for a proposal for better CITES protection for polar bears ahead of the 2010 CITES meeting.
January 12, 2010
The fate of the world's wildlife depends on decisions made at CITES meetings.
December 16, 2009
In December 2009, Canada announced it would oppose increased protection for polar bears from international trade at CITES 2010.