Namibia asks India to support in lifting a ban for Cheetahs in exchange

The Namibian ministry has suggested in the draft MoU for the two governments to support each other in sustainable utilization of wildlife in general, not necessarily in the trade of ivory and export of live specimens of African elephants

Namibia asks India to support in lifting a ban for Cheetahs in exchange
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Namibia wants India's support in lifting a UN ban on commercial trade in wildlife products, including ivory, in exchange for cheetahs being relocated to the Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.

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Namibia and a few other nations are requesting the UN Convention on International Trading in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora (CITES) to abolish the ban on some wildlife products like ivory, so that they can sell such components on the international market. The topic will be discussed at the CITES meeting in Lyon, France, next month. In this regard, Namibia seeks the help of India, a CITES signatory.