Trade Protections Denied For Tuna, Shark, Coral Species

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The international community has rejected U.S.-backed proposals to ban or limit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears, and a number of coral and shark species, but added protections for certain reptiles and amphibians and maintained a moratorium on further ivory sales.

The U.S. delegation to the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora — which is currently meeting in Doha, Qatar — announced Tuesday that the parties to the convention had voted against new protections for the scalloped...
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