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Tuesday 19th February 2013
What is going on here?
“Mr. Marumo [the DEA head delegate] exuded confidence that South Africa and Kenya will speak with one voice during the upcoming CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Bangkok, Thailand next month”.
“welcomed the recommendation by [CITES] Secretariat that Kenya’s proposal to the upcoming 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) to halt the trade in rhino trophies and rhino products until COP18  be rejected”
according to the DEA. Similarly, South Africa is expected to vote against a proposal by Kenya and other African elephant range states to defer any proposals to allow ivory trading until 2017.
Can the KWS provide clarity especially since the Kenya proposals have already been supported by the EU Parliament and CITES authorities in the Netherlands, the UK, and Chile?
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Posted by Pieter Kat at 14:22
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