Qatar. Delegates from 175 countries gathered in Doha in
March to discuss CITES, the International Convention on the
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and
Flora, and agree on the protection of additional species.
The meeting was a failure. According to
Qatar has a population of 2.782 million (2018). Proposals to conserve blue-toned
tuna, corals, polar bears and seven shark species were voted
down, by all, to be judged by representatives guided by
powerful economic considerations, such as the Japanese tuna
On December 2, the International Football Association
(FIFA) appointed Qatar to host the World Cup 2022.