18th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) had great output, nations confirmed new protections for dozens of endangered wildlife species. The CITES treaty regulates the trade in imperiled animals and plants — the second biggest threat to species’ survival after habitat loss.
Giraffes received protections for the first time, as parties to the treaty voted to control trade in live and dead giraffes and their bones and skins by requiring permits and sustainability findings. Proposals to open trade in both elephant ivory and rhino horn were firmly rejected, reflecting a worldwide outcry against the ugly trade.
There are 183 nations around the world that are parties to CITES. Other animals who gets protection includes Otters and sharks.