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By: Rachael Bale

Bid to Revive Ivory Trade Fails

National Geographic

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICAEfforts to reopen the ivory trade failed today at a global wildlife conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zimbabwe and Namibia had put forward proposals at the meeting of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a 183-government treaty that regulates the international wildlife trade, but both failed to generate enough votes.

The committee also failed to pass a proposal that would have given all elephants the highest level of international protection, which would effectively permanently ban the ivory trade.

Read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/wildlife-watch-failed-ivory-trade-CITES-proposals/

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