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CITES CoP curtain raiser: India stands up for the not-so-glamorous species

Updated : March 21, 2019 06:04 PM IST

India will press for a ban on all international commercial trade in two otter species and the Indian star tortoise, found in the wild, at the upcoming 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
India will also drum up support for regulating trade of wedgefishes and the tokay gecko.
Roughly 5,800 species of animals and 30,000 species of plants are covered by CITES in three Appendices according to the degree of protection they need.
CITES CoP curtain raiser: India stands up for the not-so-glamorous species

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