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News | 28 Nov 2022

Wildlife trade regime: EU helps achieve stricter trade regulations for species threatened by international trade at CITES COP19

At the world wildlife conference CITES COP19 that took place in Panama from 14 to 25 November, the EU helped achieve key outcomes that will bring sustainable trade in more than 500 newly listed species. This is crucial for tackling the alarming biodiversity loss which threatens our health, food security and livelihoods. CITES signatories adopted a wide range of decisions to strengthen and expand the global wildlife trade regime, including the historic safeguards to sharks, singing birds, reptiles, amphibians and tree species.

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