- Decisions were made regarding pangolins, African gray parrots, elephants, and rosewood at CITES CoP17.
- Also appearing on the show is Steven Alexander of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland. Alexander answers a question submitted by Mongabay reader Duncan Nicol: “What areas or questions in socio-ecological research need the most attention over the next decade?”
- All that, plus the top news!
Mongabay’s India-based staff writer Shreya Dasgupta appears on this episode of the Newscast to discuss key votes held at the seventeenth congress of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, also known as CITES CoP17.
Representatives from more than 180 countries gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for CITES CoP17, which closed on Oct 5. One of the largest environmental agreements regulating the international trade in wildlife, CITES currently regulates more than 5,600 species of animals and 30,000 species of plants. Decisions were made regarding pangolins, African gray parrots, elephants, and rosewood at the recent meeting.
Also appearing on the show is Steven Alexander of the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and the Stockholm Resilience Center. Alexander answers a question submitted by Mongabay reader Duncan Nicol: “What areas or questions in socio-ecological research need the most attention over the next decade?” But first, he explains what socio-ecological research actually entails, and provides a few examples.
If you’ve got a question, send it to [email protected] and we’ll get you an answer on a future episode of the Mongabay Newscast.
Here’s this episode’s top news:
- Exclusive: New satellite images show Ecuador drilling in Yasuni’s ITT
- Hunting, not deforestation, biggest threat to Southeast Asian biodiversity: Study
- Indonesia’s oil palm plantations are rife with spitting cobras
- Vietnam sweats bullets as China and Laos dam the Mekong
- The salmon crisis in Chile’s Chiloé Island
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