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Legal Opinion on CITES Rules on Exports of Live African Elephants from Namibia

Legal Opinion on CITES Rules on Exports of Live African Elephants from Namibia

CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES) Seventy-fourth meeting of the Standing Committee Lyon (France), 7 - 11 March 2022 This document has been submitted by Burkina Faso in relation to agenda item 50. According to SC74 Doc. 50 §9, at AC31, the Animals Committee agreed to refer the following concerns to the Standing Committee for its advice and recommendations, as appropriate: a) Namibia’s interpretation of its exports of live African elephants to non-range States outlined in paragraph 7 of document AC31 Doc. 18.1, Addendum 1; (…) In view of...

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Identification Guide for ivory and ivory substitutes

Identification Guide for ivory and ivory substitutes

By WWF, CITES, TAFFIC The information contained within this book was originally developedfor the wildlife law enforcement community in connection with itsmandate to enforce international endangered species trade regulationsand restrictions. Thousands of copies of previous editions of thisguidebook have been distributed in three languages throughout theworld. As with previous editions, the goal is to provide wildlife lawenforcement officers, scientists and managers with a visual andnon-destructive means of tentatively identifying the authenticityand species origin of suspected ivory for...

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Appeal to Tokyo to End the Trade in Elephant Ivory

Appeal to Tokyo to End the Trade in Elephant Ivory

Dear Governor Koike, I am writing on behalf of the Council of the Elders of the African Elephant Coalition, a consortium of more than 30 African member States, to urge the jurisdiction of Tokyo to ban the trade of elephant ivory and appeal to you to recommend that the national government of Japan take urgent action to close its domestic ivory market. We applaud the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s progressive development of an Advisory Committee, under your leadership, to examine the ivory trade within your jurisdiction and outline measures to prevent the illegal trade. Your progressive steps...

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Legal Opinion on CITES Rules on Exports of Live African Elephants from Namibia

CITES – Information Document INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN LIVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

This document provides information on exports from the four countries involved in the trade in live African elephants since 2010 - Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini and Tanzania - with the aim of informing discussionsby the Animals Committee at its 31st meeting pertaining to 18.155, as well as its consideration of Decision 18.153. Information on this trade comes from two sources. The CITES Trade Database2 records export andimport information supplied by Parties up to 2018, and notes that 162 live wild-caught African elephants (Loxodonta africana) were exported directly from Africa to zoos and...

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