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Help Fund Global March Team to Attend CITES

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Created February 12, 2019
OUR TEAM WILL GO TO CITES! We are standing by for a new date and location! Critical we attend and fight for wildlife! Please donate to help the Team achieve our goals! Thank you: 

Help us save and protect Africa's top keystone species from the illegal wildlife trade by donating to our CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Fund to send our Co-Founder, Leader, Rosemary Alles and Team Members to the 2019 meeting in Sri Lanka.

How CITES Works:  CITES is a treaty that regulates international trade in endangered species. Crucial decisions that impact the fate of endangered species will be decided at CoP18 (18th Conference of the Parties), which stands to be the largest conference in the world governing the wildlife trade. At CoP17 GMFER displayed bold, vocal action. We continue to advocate for the strongest protections possible for elephants, rhinos and lions and will show up in full force at CoP18.

This critically important work helps pass laws and policies by governments where endangered species live. Our work has been recognized the U.S. State Department for playing a critical role in saving elephants and rhinos and other threatened species. Join our team! Donate Today! And share with others to support this work!

See below HOW CITES WORKS and OUR CITES TEAM. See our Global Partner's link to learn about CITES work and what we do around the world:  http://march4elephantsandrhinos.org/cites-cop18/  


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Global March Team at CITES CoP17.

Work Accomplished at Last CITES, CoP17 Recap: 

* An overwhelming majority voted NOT to extend the mandate to continue an 8-year debate on creating a process to legalize ivory trade in the future.

* CITES agreed to recommend countries should urgently close their domestic ivory markets, the first time ever that CITES agreed on closure rather than just regulation of national markets.

* A process to develop guidance on management and disposal of ivory stockpiles was also created.

* Two proposals that would have allowed ivory to be traded legally on a global scale in the future were rejected.

* Botswana, one of the four countries with elephants on Appendix II and who had formerly voted against up-listing elephants, came out in favor of an Appendix I listing.

* Swaziland proposal to open up trade in rhino horn was unequivocally rejected.

* Unfortunately, lions did not get up-listed to Appendix 1, a huge failure to afford them the strictest protections under international law they so desperately need and deserve.

How CITES Works:  CITES is a treaty that regulates international trade in endangered species. Crucial decisions that impact the fate of endangered species will be decided at CoP18 (18th Conference of the Parties), which stands to be the largest conference in the world governing the wildlife trade. At CoP17 GMFER displayed bold, vocal action. We continue to advocate for the strongest protections possible for elephants, rhinos and lions and will show up in full force at CoP18.

Listing in Appendices
Protected species are listed in one of three appendices, depending on how threatened they are. Appendix 1 provides the greatest degree of protection.

Designated Authorities
Each country that implements CITES designates a Management Authority and Scientific Authority to carry out the treaty. In the U.S., CITES is administered through U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act.

Monitoring Trade
A permit system is used to track and monitor trade. Unfortunately corruption leads to forged paperwork, enabling the illegal wildlife trade to persist.

What The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos Demands and Works for at CITES and Year Round in Over 130 Countries Worldwide: 

1. Ban Domestic & International Trade in Ivory

2. Ban Domestic & International Trade in Rhino Horn

3. End Canned Lion Hunting & Trade in Lion Bones

4. Ban Export of Live Elephants

5. End “Trophy” Imports 

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UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Please join us in stopping the COUNTDOWN! SEE:

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/05/06/one-million-species-face-extinction-un-panel-says-humans-will-suffer-result/?utm_term=.42ce1c50f2ce

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CARE ABOUT WILDLIFE!
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