This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Propose CITES resolutions enhancing rhinoceros, lion and elephant protection.

White & Black rhino, African lion and elephant populations are increasingly targets of illegal poaching demands. Act now to protect these dwindling populations from 'commercial' trophy killings.


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White rhino, Ceratotherium simum: Near Vulnerable. Remove South African & Swaziland population exemptions from CITES App.l.

Black rhino, Diceros bicornis: Critically Endangered. No hunting trophy quotas from 2016 onwards.

African lion, Panthera leo: Vulnerable/Endangered. Add the African lion to CITES App.l.

African elephant, Loxodonta Africana: Vulnerable/Endangered. Remove population exemptions of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe from CITES App.I.;

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