From: CBC News
Canada expressed reservations at 2013 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
The Canadian PressPosted: Dec 10, 2014 1:30 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014 8:21 AM ET
Canada has declined to restrict international trade for 76 endangered plant and animal species, including the manta ray. (David Loh/Reuters)
Recently released documents indicate the federal government has reservations about restricting international trade in endangered species — more of them than almost any other government on Earth.
The papers show that Canada has opted out of nearly every resolution to protect endangered species taken at last year’s meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Delegates from 180 countries voted to extend protections to 76 plant and animal species from soft-shelled turtles to tropical hardwoods.
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