CITES-CoP19 is the greatest hope for dozens of turtle species

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CITES CoP19 left hope that the world can come together to protect wildlife
During the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP19) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), very important measures were achieved, such as: guaranteeing that international trade in all requiem sharks and dozens of species of freshwater turtles such as the matamata of South America, the alligator turtle of the United States, the common snapping turtle and more than 160 species of glass frogs are covered by the Convention.
Airports, terminals, and the postal system are strengthened to combat wildlife trafficking
In the last quarter of 2022, the Ministry of the Environment and Water (MMAyA - Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua), the Authority for the Regulation and Supervision of Telecommunications and Transport (ATT- Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes), the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC- Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil) and the Municipal Decentralized Entity Terminal of Buses ( EDMTB) of the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz, with the support of WCS, agreed to improve activities for the detection, surveillance, and control of illegal wildlife trafficking to dismantle illegal wildlife supply chains at strategic points of transportation and prevent this crime.

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