The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES has failed to curb illegal trade in Indian wildlife and wildlife products. But India s stand at CITES, at variance with its position in other environmental fora, was repugnant and hollow

Neither CITES nor the retrogressive Indian approach to conservation has been able to protect key Indian species from poaching

India's stand on the elephant showed how insensitive it is to the problems humans face in countries with a high population of the species. India voted for each proposal to ban trade and against

When persistence, not homework, paid off

The horn of the Indian rhino is in great demand

The government is ready to placate industry, but ignores local communities

The latest round of negotiations on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has left little doubt that the South must fight for its rights, or else the North will continue to act as big brother, reports Anju Sharma from Harare

The consensus on allowing restricted trade in ivory was confirmed by a secret ballot, and angeredjhe protectionist groups, which had been trying to 4m- twist nations which were in favour of

Regulating multilateral trade in flora and fauna

THE GREENIES... CITES has been criticised for being influenced by Westeg.q NGOs such as the Humane Society of the US and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and ignoring the demands