Posts Tagged "contrebande"

Viva Botswana and boo to the European Union, chant the elephants

4 Oct 2016

Press release n°6

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

At least 26 elephants were beheaded end of August in the Chobe National Park in north Botswana and at the heart of an immense territory where 150,000 no border elephants are roaming. Botswana didn’t wait for this massacre to understand that a new situation- the advent of elephant poaching in countries of southern Africa- calls on a new stance. Robin des Bois, no matter what will come out of following events and other positions Botswana may have, admires this courageous and contagious standpoint. In supporting the listing in Appendix I of the elephants who season after season are crisscrossing its territory, Botswana shows also concern for the elephants of Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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CITES CoP17. Johannesburg – Progess Report

3 Oct 2016

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

  • October 3, 2016

The proposal of Swaziland on a limited and regulated trade of the white rhino’s horn was rejected.

Bad news. The listing in Appendix I of all populations of African elephants was rejected. The European Union voted against. France was favorable but unfortunately in minority. Brazil also voted against. Botswana withdrew from the Southern African countries coalition (Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique) by voting in favour of the proposition.

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Sea tide turns green except the Banggaï who remains red

3 Oct 2016

Press release n°5

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

Sharks
Sharks fall victim of targeted and accidental catches from the fishing industry. The fins are subjected to intense international trade and aimed at the Asian market. Once the fin cut off, the carcass is the most often thrown back to sea; it is rare that the meat be used.

The silky shark was listed in Appendix II of CITES with 111 votes in favour, 30 votes against, 5 abstentions. Their name comes from their soft skin. Found in the tropical ocean and coastal waters, populations in the Atlantic have dropped by 90% since the 1950s.

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CITES CoP17. Johannesburg – Press release n°1

23 Sep 2016

Press release n ° 1 – Opening

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

Ivories from elephant and mammoth will be on the table with hornbill red ivory, pangolin scales, tiger and lion bones, psychedelic gecko, banggai cardinal fish and peregrine falcons…

Rosewoods traffickings will be viewed with a magnifying glass. Chainsaws will haunt the hallways.

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“On the Trail“ – Special Edition. 17th meeting of the CITES

21 Sep 2016

“On the Trail“ – Special Edition. 17th meeting of the CITES

Special Edition – 17th meeting of the CITES

For 3 years, the NGO Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) has been publishing in French and in English the quarterly bulletin “On the Trail“ on the poaching  and smuggling of animal  species  threatened  with  extinction. Information come from a thousand sources, institutions, local medias and NGOs on the spot throughout the world. Each event is analyzed, related with a maximum of practical details and further developments are traced through time.

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