WWF and TRAFFIC International will hold a joint media briefing by teleconference on Monday, March 8 to discuss pressing species trade issues coming up at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP15) meeting in Doha, Qatar next month. Find a media advisory about the call attached to this email.
The briefing will be held at 9:00 CET and again at 17:00 CET.
The briefing, via teleconference/WebEx will feature:
Dr. Colman O'Criodain Wildlife Trade Analyst, WWF International
Dr. Sergi Tudela, WWF’s tuna expert
Steve Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC
Amanda Nickson, Species Programme, WWF International
In particular this year, WWF and TRAFFIC will encourage CITES Parties to back better protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna by listing it on CITES Appendix I, as well as asking for commitments to end all tiger trade during this Year of the Tiger and beyond.
This Conference of the Parties will consider an unprecedented six proposals for commercially exploited marine species. This is unusual because in the past CITES has focused mainly on terrestrial species.