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CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy?

Over the past 24 months we have seen a number of countries, including Belgium, Chad, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Czech Republic, Gabon, France, Philippines, and the USA, destroy stockpiles of illegally traded elephant ivory and rhino horn that have been seized and confiscated.

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's Development Cooperation launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative

CBD CoP12 side event

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's Development Cooperation
launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative

Opening Statement

John E Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

(Delivered by Milena Sosa Schmidt) 

ITTO-CITES: Working together to sustain tropical tree species

ITTO-CITES: Working together to sustain tropical tree species

Opening Statement
 

John E Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

(Delivered by Milena Sosa Schmidt) 

The latest UN Chronicle focuses on illegal wildlife trade

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How CITES is Taking Concrete Action for a World Living in Harmony with Nature: CITES' Contribution to the UN Decade on Biodiversity

As we approach the mid-way point to the 2020 deadline to achieve our common set of biodiversity targets and strategies, it is an opportune moment to reflect on how the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is contributing to: realizing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020); achieving the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets; and celebrating the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity's vision of a world living in harmony with nature.

Malagasy President and CITES Secretary-General discuss actions to stem illegal timber trade in the margins of 69th UN General Assembly

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

Summary of the High-level Discussion at United Nations Headquarters - Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking – Towards Joint Action by the International Community

High-level Discussion: "Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking
Towards Joint Action by the International Community "

A joint event of the Gabonese Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany

United Nations Headquarters, New York, 26 September 2014

Welcome and Opening Remarks by co-Hosts

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the destruction of confiscated rhino horn in the Czech Republic

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the destruction of confiscated rhino horn in the Czech Republic

Dvůr Králové Zoo

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

21 September 2014

ICCWC Senior Experts Group meets in Geneva to review delivery of activities to combat wildlife crime

The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met in Geneva last week to discuss progress with its collaborative activities to combat wildlife crime.

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