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It's all systems go as South Africa signs the host country agreement for the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference to be held in Johannesburg this year. The logo for the conference, featuring a white rhino, has also been unveiled. The conference will focus on the illegal trade in endangered species.
The 17th Conference of the Parties, bringing together all 181 members states of Cites, will be held in Joburg in 2016. South Africa is a well-chosen host. The country is battling the illegal trade in rhino horn and elephants tusks, and trying to stop the voracious poachers.