Global March for Elephant and Rhino

Global March for Elephants and Rhino

Stephen Wiggins Article, Event, Petition 6 Comments

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CITES Conference of Parties (CoP17), 24 Sept – 5 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

As we approach the CITES (CoP17), there are proposals for key African species:

  • ‘Uplist’ the African lion (Panthera leo) to CITES Appendix I;
  • Inclusion of all populations of Loxodonta africana (African elephant) in Appendix I through the transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I of the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

But when it comes to the rhino, the proposal to withdraw hunting exemptions are currently lacking (South Africa and Swaziland), but with an exploitative, rhino horn harvesting proposal instead submitted by Swaziland.

Make you voice heard at the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos World Wide Cities and Events – UK events:

Exeter   London   Manchester   Edinburgh

Global March for Elephant and Rhino

Relevant Petitions

Petition – “CITES Upgrade our Rhino to Appendix I!

Rhino FightSay No to Rhino Horn Trade

Petition – “High Time for a Complete and Permanent Ban on All Ivory Trade

Ivory Trade Ban

Not forgetting lions – Petition – “Join Cecil the Lion in his call to UN/UNESCO to establish “World Heritage Species” program

UNESCO

Related reading:

  1. African countries deeply divided over ivory trade before U.N. meeting“(CITES CoP17), Reuters, 8 May 2016
  2. CITES Appendix I listing propsoed for African lions,” Annamiticus, 16 May 2016