Address the following prompts:
Identify the global societal issue you have chosen to research for your Final Paper, an argumentative essay, and explain why further research on this topic is important.
Provide a clear and concise thesis statement that includes a solution to the global societal issue (see Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.) for assistance).
Explain how this global societal issue impacts a specific population.
Locate a peer-reviewed scholarly source and provide statistical data that you found surprising on the topic.
otivations can never be fully excluded, as decisions taken by human beings unavoidably involve subjective opinions and can never be truly unbiased. However, introducing neutral language does provide a more productive environment within which decisions can be taken and is a positive step towards removing political pressure. The major setback of the FLC is the lack of availability of data, which is required to make informed decisions using the criteria. Although the criteria seem theoretically sound, it is their practical application that is questioned. For a listing decision to conform with the criteria, it must be based on reliable and adequate scientific information. Yet, in most cases, the required data is either not available or manipulated by Member States. This depicts the hindrance of listing decisions due to biased data provided by Parties, resulting in political views getting involved. However, due to modernization and development of technology, unbiased data is becoming more readily available. Even though it may be costly and not yet present for all species, it illustrates that the applicability of the criteria will gradually become more successful as data becomes available. iii. Listing Amendments: The Fort Lauderdale CoP took the first initiative in improving the unsatisfactory Bern CoP guidelines, which were then further developed at the 13th CoP. The species listed under any of the three appendices can, in theory, be moved, but there are suggestions that this still remains practically difficult. Down-listing a species requires scientific evidence that the species can endure the exploitation, which must be shown by a documented population survey, an indication of the popular trend and an analysis of its potential for commercial trade. Due to the recurring problem of lack of data availability, producing such documentation may be problematic, therefore resulting in the inability of species to be down-listed. Arguably, the two-third majority voting requirement is seen as an additional inflexibility that limits the down-listing process. However, the stringent requirements, of sufficient scientific evidence, prove that moving a species to a lower level of protection will not interfere with its survival. This clearly justifies the use of the strict requirements that CITES adheres to for this procedure. On one hand, it is essential to ensure that the CoP does not abuse down-listing. On the other hand, keeping a species that no longer requires a trade ban in Appendix I would weaken its severity, therefore the possibility of down-listing protects the appendices, as well as the Convention as a whole, from not being undermined. This mechanism ensures that decision-making is facilitated without compromising the credibility of the CoP.>GET ANSWER