CITES outcomesGovernments made a clear choice at CITES to offer more protection to rhinos by agreeing on timelines that will help two of the worst offenders in the rhino horn trade, Viet Nam and Mozambique, to clean up their act. Viet Nam has been recognised as the main destination for rhino horn, where it is under new demand as a treatment for cancer and hangovers. The Vietnamese government is now required to implement a strategy to reduce demand in the country and ensure horn traffickers are prosecuted and strongly punished. Crucially for South Africa and the Kruger National Park in particular, this week’s conservation success also means that Mozambique must strengthen legislation and enforcement to reduce trade flows exiting the African continent.
“Focus at CITES on Viet Nam and Mozambique involvement in illegal rhino horn trade”
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