Summary of the CITES 2013 Conference in Bangkok

14 March

13 March

  • CITES decisions over the course of the Bangkok conference are hanging in the balance as the final day of voting and rubber-stamping final document approaches. Key votes include the legitimation of the shark banning proposal and the lifting of the bans on ivory trade. China is expected to swing some votes its way as it seeks to continue shark hunting and ivory trading.

11 March

12 March

7 March

  • A proposed ban on Polar Bear hunting is shot down as Canada, the EU and Norway oppose a US and Russian sponsored plan to criminalise polar bear hunting

6 March

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