Unpacking CITES and the ban on Elephant Ivory Trade

There has been growing interest in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and in particular, whether this international conference will decide to extend the international ban on elephant ivory – in place since 1990 – into domestic markets.

SAIIA’s Ross Harvey, Senior Researcher in the Governance and Africa’s Resources Programme, speaks on SABC Newsroom about CITES and the political will of nation states to achieve this goal.

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