Update on July 27, 2012
CITES fails to act to save Grey parrots
Standing Committee approves annual export of 3,000 Greys from Cameroon
Despite the best efforts of the World Parrot Trust and the over 41,000 signatories who supported the petition against the trade in Grey parrots in Cameroon and Congo, CITES' ruling yesterday ultimately failed to protect the birds from unsustainable trade, ignoring sound science, global public opinion, and the terms of their own Convention.
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