Wildlife conference boosts conservation of sharks and turtles

Panama. In the International Wildlife Convention, steps were taken towards making some important rules for the protection of sharks, turtles, lizards and frogs. The number of these creatures is decreasing due to their trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) concluded in Panama on Friday.

The UN Wildlife Conference has rejected a proposal to reopen the ivory trade while protecting more than 500 species. The ivory trade was banned in 1989.

“Good news from CITES is good news for wildlife because the treaty is one of the pillars of international conservation and will ensure that countries take measures to combat biodiversity loss, climate change, and climate change,” said Susan Lieberman, vice president of international policy at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Unite to combat the global interconnected threats of change and pandemics.

He said, “Many of the resolutions accepted here reflect that over-exploitation of resources, unsustainable trade and illegal trade are taking place and some of them are due to climate change, disease, infrastructure development and habitat loss etc. , As a result of which the number of wildlife species is decreasing.

The International Wildlife Trade Treaty, adopted 49 years ago in Washington DC, has been praised for helping to curb the illegal and unsustainable trade in ivory and rhino horn and whales and sea turtles. But due to some limitations, it was later criticized. One of the biggest achievements this year has been the protection of more than 90 species of sharks.

Yash Vashishtha

Yash Vashishtha is a Senior journalist at working since 2017 who covers latest and trending topics.
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