Saturday, January 17, 2015
Canada opts not to block international trade in 76 endangered species
Canada just became the first nation in history to opt out of every proposed resolution protecting new endangered species from international trade.
This is unprecedented. Documents just released from a 2013 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) show that Canada expressed “reservations” on extending protection to all 76 species added to the charter. That means the world said, “We need to protect this animal or plant right now” and our government answered “meh.” 76 times.
Canada opts not to block international trade in 76 endangered species, CBC, Dec 10, 2014 The Canadian Government Is Failing Endangered Species, HuffPo, Dec 12, 2014 CITES: Reservations entered by parties