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New CITES trade rules for Dalbergia Species

The inclusion of the genus Dalbergia in CITES Appendix II has been proposed in the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. The proposed inclusion has been done to ensure that the legal trade does not become a direct cause of the extinction of these threatened species and will help curb illegal trade.  It was also proposed that the inclusion will control the international trade by eliminating the arduous task40

Ivory- Craft made up of elephant tooth

China destroyed six tonnes of smuggled ivory to protect declining elephant population

China destroyed more than six tonnes of smuggled elephant’s ivory in Guangdong province on 6 January 2014. The move signalled that China is willing to play a greater role in protecting dwindling elephant populations. It marked the third significant ivory crush globally over the past six months. In June 2013, the Philippine government crushed more than five tonnes of ivory, and in November 2013 the U.S. government crushed almost six tonnes. China’s move was in line with the tentative steps40