Some 177 government and agencies have been trying to halt the trade in ivory and rhino horn in an international agreement known as CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). They meet again this weekend and are facing criticisms
Heather Sohl, chief adviser for species at WWF UK, said: "We have got the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Thailand that have been heavily implicated as a demand countries. Also China needs to step up and make sure its enforcement is stopping the illegal ivory trade that is going on there.
"For rhino horn we need to ensure Vietnam, which is the main consumer of illegal rhino horn is actually taking the measures to enforce controls. We need to see Mozambique, which has been highlighted as a transit country from South Africa, live up to commitments signed with CITES."
An international conference to halt the rise in ivory and rhino horn poaching ended in Bangkok, with campaigners feeling 'disappointed'.
Wildlife campaigners believe an opportunity to halt the rise in ivory and rhino horn poaching has been missed at the CITES conference.
There appears to be a perfect storm and animals which have been on the planet for millions of years may be wiped out.