World Economic Forum, CITES, highlight using cutting edge technologies in better regulating wildlife trade

Creating an innovative funding mechanism to foster the development of cutting edge technologies to help CITES ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival is the topic of the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability 'Green Light' publication.

Read the 'Green Light' publication here:

http://www.cites.org/fb/2013/wef_greenlight2013.pdf

Follow the WEF Blog on the topic here:

http://forumblog.org/2013/11/four-ways-technology-can-save-endangered-trees/

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This 'Green Light' publication follows on from the recently completed UNCTAD and CITES meeting on a traceability system for international trade in python skins.

See also the joint media release by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa and CITES - "Forensics to support the fight against wildlife crime".