Final remarks CoP18

Mr. Chair, I know there are many people here who see a listing in CITES appendices as an end in itself. They don’t care about the consequences or the lack of efficacy or the inability of CITES to implement the listings properly. They don’t care if unimplementable listings turn honest trades into illegal ones. They… Continue reading Final remarks CoP18

Conservation perspective – part 2

Conservation perspective – part 1

Colonialism: More present than ever

Communities Overview

Prior to the early 20th century, vast biodiversity-rich areas of Africa, Asia and the Americas were managed mostly at the rural community level, even if they were part of larger political entities. Each society had evolved its own rules and regulations of how natural resources were to be fairly accessed, distributed and utilized, including taxes… Continue reading Communities Overview