South Africa to comment on CITES decisions at the end of the Geneva plenaries and conference

21 August 2019

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries will comment on all decisions taken at the 18th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES COP18) at the end of the conference being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The decisions being taken at committee level are not final decisions of the COP and will still be voted on during the final high level plenary sessions to be held on 27 and 28 August 2019. 

South Africa will issue a comprehensive statement on decisions taken that affect species management and trade at the end of the conference.

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