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Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter ‘unprecedented’ species declines

Wildlife summit mulls commerce guidelines to counter ‘unprecedented’ species declines

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://phys.org/news/2019-08-wildlife-summit-mulls-counter-unprecedented.html) reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Conservationists warned of "Unprecedented" species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants.

    > Thousands of conservationists and policymakers from more than 180 countries will meet for 12 days to evaluate regulations and species protection listings under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

    > The treaty, created more than four decades ago, regulates trade in over 35,000 species of plants and animals and contains mechanisms to help crack down on illegal trade and sanction countries that break the rules.

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