From: National Geographic
The world’s biggest conference on wildlife trade is happening. Get the details.
Delegations from all over the world are gathering in Switzerland to discuss protections for more than 500 species
GENEVAEvery three years, there’s a global meeting to talk about the international wildlife trade—worth billions of dollars annually. At issue is an overarching question: How to balance this international commerce—which includes exotic pets, furs, and timber—without driving species to extinction.
The meetings are convened by the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a treaty enacted in 1975.