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PREN REQUESTS URGENT INTERVENTION FROM CITES SECRETARIAT

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STOP THE IMMENT CAPTURE OF YOUNG ELEPHANTS IN ZIMBABWE FOR EXPORT TO CAPTIVE FACILITIES

In spite of the Pro Elephant Network communications with CITES representatives and the denial statements from wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe over the past two months, members of PREN have continued to receive credible intelligence from Zimbabwe that the capture of elephants for export to China via an African country will go ahead.

PREN members, in attempt to halt the capture process from taking place in Zimbabwe, authorised lawyers Cullinan and Associates to send an urgent letter to the CITES Secretariat, the Chair of CITES Standing Committee, Chair of CITES Animals Committee and the Legal Officer on the 24th August 2021.

Image Credit: This elephant exported from Zimbabwe in 2012, now lives alone at Taiyuan Zoo, in China. Courtesy of Change for Animal Foundation published in National Geographic

COPY OF LETTER TO CITES: click here

Original article: http://www.proelephantnetwork.org/2021/08/25/pren-requests-urgent-intervention-from-cites-secretariat/

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