17th CITES meeting in Johannesburg

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Enjoyed the few days I had attending the CITES conference in Johannesburg. Witnessed first-hand how governmental organisations, animal protection groups, wildlife traders and scientists come together to debate what effect international trade of wild animals and plants has on the survival of the species in the wild. Met with inspirational people, who are fighting to change attitudes to protect wildlife from suffering and extinction including YouthForLions, Youth 4 African Wildlife (Y4AW), WildAid and Hong Kong Shark Foundation.

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