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Small-clawed Otter (c) Lalita Gomez | Monitor

Otters at CITES CoP18: Stronger protection from over-exploitation

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By Lalita Gomez, Monitor The Small-clawed Otter Aonyx Cinereus and the Smooth-coated Otter Lutragale perspicillata were uplisted from Appendix II to Appendix I during the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention of the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Geneva, Switzerland this past week. Hunting for trade …