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PANGOLINS

Delegates showed their support for increasing the protection given to the eight species of pangolin. All are currently protected under Appendix II, but a draft resolution noted that current measures had not prevented ongoing declines.

ELEPHANTS

Many countries – including all those in the EU, the USA and many African states -called for any discussion of legalising the trade in ivory to be suspended. This has now been pushed back to the bigger CITES conference taking place later this year.

Measures to protect pangolins are not working
Measures to protect pangolins are not working

HARDWOODS

A briefing was held on the unsustainable trade in tropical hardwood species, particularly for the lucrative Chinese ‘hongmu’ furniture industry. Some species need to be given a CITES listing, while others should have their protection increased, says the EIA.

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