10 Results for: CITES

Reliving the joys of CITES

My mind keeps dancing back to ten momentous days in September/October last year, when the world came together in Johannesburg, South Africa to figure out how best to look after trade in endangered species.  So much got done and so much remains to be done.  The conference in Johannesburg was really all about helping guide the 182 countries that are members of CITES  to take active measures for conservation.  Sarah Foster  and I were part of the powerful IUCN  delegation, providing the technical information that might influence countries’ decisions.… Read more

The seahorse leads the way to sustainable trade in aquatic species

Having laws to conserve nature and knowing how to use them are two different things – if done well, seahorse conservation in the Philippines could pave the way for other species, writes Dr. Amanda Vincent  on World Wildlife Day. By Amanda Vincent, Chair of the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Stickleback Specialist Group and Director of … Read more The seahorse leads the way to sustainable trade in aquatic species

On being part of the world’s largest conservation team

By Dr. Amanda Vincent It is truly wondrous that the world has managed to create a global action group for conservation, one that includes 1200 governments and non-governmental organizations. I am so involved in this club, called the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) that I seldom step back and really look at … Read more On being part of the world’s largest conservation team

Three more countries required to take action for seahorses

By Dr. Amanda Vincent Good. Two more seahorses species should get better help, thanks to the recent CITES technical meeting for animals. At this meeting, CITES expressed Urgent Concern about Guinea and Senegal’s exports of West African seahorses (Hippocampus algiricus – photo right) and Thailand’s exports of three spotted seahorses (Hippocampus trimaculatus). The upshot is that these countries have … Read more Three more countries required to take action for seahorses

Supporting seahorses through CITES – here we go again…

By Dr. Amanda Vincent Hippocampus kuda. One of the three seahorse species under CITES Review of Significant Trade. Photo by Luc Eeckhaut/Guylian Seahorses of the World. ere we go: CITES again. Every year or so, several hundred people sit down at a technical meeting to see whether international trade controls are doing any good for animals. … Read more Supporting seahorses through CITES – here we go again…

CITES, conservation, and geopolitics

By Dr. Amanda Vincent There it is.  I have survived another week of UN negotiations on wildlife trade.  And emerged content. I’ve been in Geneva to contribute to the technical working group on animals for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.  It meets to execute the will of … Read more CITES, conservation, and geopolitics