Welcome to this week's news update

With CITES now upon us, a very rushed update from me. At the CITES standing Committee, the severe challenges Lao PDR faces in addressing illegal wildlife trade were highlighted on the opening day. To illustrate this, TRAFFIC released two reports - into the pangolin and Helmeted Hornbill trade respectively, to highlight some of the issues that need to be addressed.

Finally, a reminder you can find TRAFFIC's Recommendations on the Proposals to amend the Appendices in French and Spanish, together with the earlier released English version on our website. Now Chinese and Japanense versions are available too.
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