Conservation through controlling trade


At the end of September 2016 and the early part of October, Johannesburg played host to the Conference of the Parties to the international CITES Agreement or The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna to give it its full and rather unwieldy title. Peter Borchert reflects on the importance of the treaty and the focus, at this meeting, on a number of African species, including the ever present divisions around elephants, rhinos and lions.



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Peter has a career in publishing and conservation spanning more than four decades. His most recent project has been the development of Untold Africa, a meeting place for intelligent, engrossing and entertaining dialogue for a global community of like-minded people - people who share a common passion for the wild places of Africa, the creatures that inhabit them, and the breadth of African culture. See more

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