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November 21st 2016:What Is CITES The Long View with Dr. Ronald Orenstein Part 1

The recent trend is that CITES is outdated, that it has no teeth, that the very trade in endangered and threatened species is causing them to slip toward extinction. On the face of it that would seem a compelling argument., WildiZe Observers had the opportunity roam the halls, and like many others; we came away with more questions than answers. I felt it imperative to better understand CITES from those more knowledgeable than myself. Dr. Ronald Orenstein is a highly involved participant and Observer at CITES since 1987, a member of Board of Directors of the Species Survival Network (SSN), the

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Dr. Ronald Orenstein

Dr. Orenstein is a member of the Board of Directors of the Species Survival Network (SSN) and the Elephant Research Foundation (ERF) and consultant for Humane Society International (HSI) Since 1987, he has been an Observer at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). At the 1989 meeting he was one of the engineers of the compromise amendment that led to an international ivory ban. Ron holds a Ph.D. in Zoology (Ornithology) from the University of Michigan and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. In 2002, he was appointed to the Freshwater Turtle and Tortoise Specialist Group of the of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission. If t
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