Category: Society / October 5, 2012 3:18 PM EDT
The International Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species proposed on Friday 67 species to be listed as endangered. However the Bluefin tuna- did not make the list, despite suffering from over fishing.
CITES scientific services chief, David Morgan commented on the list:
"We've received 67 proposals to either increase or decrease the levels of protection against international trade from over 50 countries around the world, involving a very large number of species, a great range of species, and it's the most proposals that we've had for many years, which reflects considerable interest in the convention",
At CITES last convention in 2010 Japan strongly opposed a proposal to ban international trade of the blufin tuna, which didn’t get a two third majority in order to be adopted. CITES currently has some 35,000 animal and plant species on their list of endangered species.