Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

Children roar to save white lions

There are just 12 white lions remaining in the wild. This is the reason the Global White Lion Protection Trust is enlisting the help...

Children roar to save white lions

There are just 12 white lions remaining in the wild. This is the reason the Global White Lion Protection Trust is enlisting the help...

South Africa prepares for CITES CoP17

It's all systems go as South Africa signs the host country agreement for the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference to be held in Johannesburg this year. The logo for the conference, featuring a white rhino, has also been unveiled. The conference will focus on the illegal trade in endangered species.

Southern African states work to save forests

Namibia, Angola and Zambia have agreed to set up a time-bound action plan to manage and monitor the timber trade. High-value timber from the three southern African countries, often bound for South Africa and Asia, is subject to overharvesting and illegal and unregulated trade.

Green Scorpions target wildlife crime at OR Tambo

Environmental Management Inspectors - commonly known as the Green Scorpions - have been deployed at South Africa's busiest airport to combat transgressions of the country's environmental laws, especially those relating to trade in endangered species.

South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.

South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.

CITES approves two ivory importers

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has approved Japan and China as recipients of South Africa's stockpiled ivory. The conservation body has given the go-ahead for South Africa to make a once-off sale of 51 121 metric tons of raw ivory.