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Captive Breeding

Posted: 15 March 2016. Updated: 15 March 2016


The Standing Committee for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) recently convened in preparation for Conference of the Parties (COP) later this year. The COP is where all the countries that are signatories to CITES decide levels of trade and protection for endangered animals and plants. ADI submitted recommendations to US Fish and Wildlife for increased action to tackle trophy hunting and trafficking.

The CITES Standing Committee is putting emphasis on gravely threatened species, urging definitive action on captive breeding and trade of rhinos, elephants, cheetah, tigers, leopards, pangolin, and bushmeat among others, including national legislation & “national controls” on those holding captive species.

The US doesn’t monitor tiger births, deaths, or trade - no one knows how many live and die here. As a bastion of unmonitored captive breeding and the home of huge numbers of trophy hunters, it’s time for action.

Read ADI’s submission to USFWS in preparation for CITES CoP17

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