CITES report considers proposal for centralized, legalized ivory sales; NGO protests against "loaded" agrument
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2012 (ENS) - "We meet at a time when the illegal killing and illegal trade in African elephants and rhinoceros have reached the highest levels in over a decade," John Scanlon told a gathering of those who govern international trade in protected wildlife on behalf of 175 governments.
As secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, Scanlon was addressing 350 people from around the world at the annual meeting of the CITES Standing Committee taking place in Geneva now through July 27.
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