Southern Africa meets resistance to proposals on communities and wildlife trade
- Countries in the Southern African Development Council (SADC) are pushing
to incorporate rural communities and their livelihoods in decisions about the
international trade of wildlife.
- While they have met resistance to their proposals from other countries, SADC
governments have showcased how working alongside their communities can
achieve conservation and sustainable development goals.
- Community representatives from Southern Africa who attended CITES made
interventions in support of their governments’ position.