Proposals for tighter trade controls on Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears, sharks, corals, and elephant ivory have been submitted to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species for consideration at its upcoming meeting in Qatar next March. Changes to trade rules, through amendments to the CITES Appendices, can mean life or death for whole species of animals and plants.
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