South Africa’s proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino

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South Africa’s proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino

Read Africa Geographic‘s report on South Africa’s proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino here

Summary:

The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, requested public comment of a scientific nature on her proposal to:
1. Enable the international trade in white rhino horn by down-listing the white rhino on CITES.
2. Increase the annual quota of black rhinos for trophy hunting in South Africa, from
the current five males to an unspecified number.

The deadline to send feedback was September 22, 2019.

Posted on August 26, 2019 by Africa Geographic Editorial in the NEWS DESK post series.

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