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Qatar extends CITES ban

[ August 6, 2015   //   ]

Qatar Airways is to extend of its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The airline’s existing ban on carrying CITES I hunting trophies has been extended to include all species included in the CITES I, II and III. CITES I includes species threatened with extinction. CITES II includes species for which trade must be controlled in order to avoid behaviour incompatible with their survival. CITES III contains species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES parties for assistance in controlling the trade.