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Peterborough Museum features JNCC’s international wildlife trade work

News Item 2022

Peterborough Museum's latest exhibition – Extinction – features an exhibit which showcases JNCC’s work on preventing unsustainable exploitation in international wildlife trade.

Trade in wildlife and products made from species can have a harmful impact on the survival of species. JNCC provides scientific advice to the UK Government on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

Now visitors to Peterborough Museum can learn more about JNCC’s work and the impacts of international trade in wildlife as part of the Museum’s Extinction exhibition which runs from 9 July to 6 November 2022.

"CITES gives vital protection to over 35,000 species of animals and plants. We’re pleased to be partnering this exhibition which highlights our work to prevent unsustainable exploitation caused by international trade in wildlife. The exhibition features a range of confiscated products to demonstrate the impact of this trade, including elephant tusks, skulls and products made from skins", commented Elinor Grant, CITES Licensing Assistant.

We advise on over 20,000 UK licence applications each year for trade in CITES-listed species. In addition, we will also be part of the UK delegation to the CITES 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) which will meet in November in Panama to make key decisions on the future direction and implementation of the Convention and to consider proposals to add or remove species from the CITES listings.

For more information visit Peterborough Museum’s Extinction Exhibition.

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