Una notizia da Patricia Tricorache, responsabile del traffico illegale di ghepardi del CCFPubblicato: 2 gennaio 2016
But good things are happening.
In 2013, the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) included illegal cheetah trafficking on their agenda. This was the first time the cheetah was included in such an important international forum, thanks to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya who put the proposal forward –a proposal that was supported with CCF’s data. An independent study was commissioned and resulted in the recommendation to include cheetahs as a species of priority in strategies to counter wildlife trafficking.
We’ve come a long way. In two weeks the cheetah will again take central stage at the 66th CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, where recommendations resulting from an international workshop on illegal cheetah trafficking, held in Kuwait last November (photo), will be submitted for consideration.
We certainly look forward to the outcome, and will keep you posted!