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Namibia | Government says it may pull out of CITES after meeting rejects proposal soften rhino rules

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia is considering withdrawing from the rules that govern the global trade in endangered species, after countries voted last week to reject proposals to relax restrictions on hunting and exporting its white rhinos.


Namibia has the second largest population of white rhinos after South Africa. It wants to allow more trophy hunting of rhinos and export of live animals, arguing that the funds it would raise would help it to protect the species.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-namibia-cites/namibia-considers-withdrawal-from-wildlife-convention-unless-rhino-trade-eased-idUSKCN1VH1WM

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