Scientists urge sustainable wildlife trade

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Scientists are discussing how to make sure that trade in wild animals doesn't threaten their survival.

They're meeting in Geneva as part of the UN administered Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

CITES grants varying degrees of protection to more than 33,000 species of traded animals and plants.

Scientists recommend which species the convention protects and how, but it's up to member countries to make the final decision.

Carlos Ibero Solana, Chair of the CITES Animals Committee, has been speaking to Nicki Chadwick.

Duration: 3'15"

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