There is just one week to go until the CITES CoP18. After a year of project planning, our strategies and objectives have been formed, the funds raised, delegates assembled, logistics booked, visas obtained and policy positions discussed.
It is the final round, and we feel like the wildlife Rocky Balboa.
I had never been to the UN, and know very little about the labyrinth that is international policy on wildlife conservation. It is because of this “outsider” point of view that I was asked to share my experience.