ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE AT COP19
[TREES] [AQUATIC SPECIES] [MAMMALS] [ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE] [PEOPLE]
We are calling on CITES to take steps to pursue the proceeds of illegal wildlife trade. We are also calling for more action on a number of species already listed on the Appendices, including:
Adoption of a resolution on marine turtles;
Compliance oversight of countries implicated in illegal trade in tigers, pangolins and rhinos;
Reform of the current compliance procedures regarding illegal trade in ivory (the National Ivory Action Plans);
Stronger action on illegal trade in cheetahs, eels, sturgeons and others; and
Maintenance of an export ban on ebonies, rosewoods and palisanders from Madagascar;
WWF also strongly supports a proposed Resolution on gender in CITES matters, and a proposed mandate to develop a gender action plan.
Watch this short film on tackling the illegal wildlife trade by WWF Singapore.
Threat of illegal wildlife trade to jaguars
International trade in jaguars has been banned by @CITES since 1975 (listed in Appendix I). CITES Parties have re-committed to urgently implement measures to eliminate jaguar poaching and trafficking, including online trade.
Learn more about the illegal trade in jaguars in Latin America.