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Humans have an obligation to protect and ensure the survival of the wildlife on our planet.
A big part of our work year-round is helping countries create proposals to present at the next CITES meeting, and gather support for them. Months, even years of work go into these proposals to better protect species native to the Americas from the often devastating demands of wildlife trade — but it’s not until the COP that we get to see if they are accepted.
African grey parrots are dying by the millions to satisfy the demands of the pet trade. But a new proposal at CITES could hold the key to keeping these birds from extinction.
As nations prepare to gather at the CITES meeting in South Africa, several are working in support of a proposal to help address the root of the wildlife trafficking problem: consumer demand.