Endangered Species Trade/CITES Meeting

Guests: Donald Barry Head, U.S. Delegation to the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Department of the Interior Washington, DC Leonard Nangolo Iipumbu Namibian Ambassador to the United States Washington, DC Steve Osofsky Senior Program Officer, Species Conservation Program World Wildlife Fund Washington, DC Katy Payne Author, Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants (Penguin, 1999) Research Associate, Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program, Laboratory of Ornithology Cornell University Ithaca, New York Next week, delegates from one hundred and fifty countries are meeting in Nairobi to revise trade rules on endangered plants and animals. This hour, we'll get a preview of the meeting, and discuss international trade in ivory products and the best approach to conserving African elephant populations.



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