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Ban on global wildlife trade a matter of survival in pandemic era

China has the venue and opportunity to take the lead in protecting biodiversity

| Southeast Asia
The carcass of a Sumatran elephant allegedly snared and killed by poachers for its tusks in Rantau Sabon village, Indonesia, pictured in July 2013: the carnage and crime must be stopped now.   © AP

John Gruetzner researches AI applications to counter illegal wildlife trade at the E-Ranger Lab in Canada and is a fellow at Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He was previously a China-based business adviser.

When they meet in the southern Chinese city of Kunming in October, delegates from nearly 200 countries that are party to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity will be asked to vote on a proposal to raise targets for protected land and oceans from the current 17% of the globe to 30%.

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