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CITES Secretary-General meets Chinese Vice Prime Minister in Beijing

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New shark fin identification tool released

China and CITES Secretariat to tackle the demand for illegal ivory

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Opening remarks at the workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade

Opening remarks at the

Workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade

CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon

Hangzhou, China

28-29 January 2015


Mr Mr Liu Dongsheng, Vice Administrator, State Forestry Administration

Trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe - Public statement of the CITES Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has received copies of various news articles, as well as other communications by private individuals and special interest groups, concerning alleged trade in live African elephants from Zimbabwe to destinations in China and the United Arab Emirates.

The Secretariat is issuing this public statement to explain the application of CITES to this trade, and to clarify the relevant procedures.

China, the United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe are all Parties to CITES.

CITES Secretary-General visits Thailand to discuss national ivory action plan. Plans by Parties of ‘secondary concern’ and ‘importance to watch’ being finalized.

CITES Secretary-General visits Thailand to discuss national ivory action plan
National ivory action plans by Parties of ‘secondary concern’
and ‘importance to watch’ being finalized


East Asia Summit adopts Declaration on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) welcomes the “Declaration on Combating Wildlife Trafficking” adopted on the occasion of the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 13 November 2014.

Colombia hosts international workshop for ensuring sustainable trade in sharks listed in CITES

Santa Marta, Colombia, 27 November 2014 - More than 60 participants, representing over 20 countries, came from across the globe to Santa Marta, Colombia, from 25 to 27 November to participate in a workshop focused on the implementation of measures regulating the international trade in five shark species that were adopted at the last meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Bangkok in 2013.

The CITES Virtual College now available in Chinese

In an effort to reach larger audiences and make CITES online courses and educational materials more easily accessible, the CITES Virtual College has been translated into Chinese. This much needed resource will assist Asia in enhancing the capacities of its CITES Authorities, its efforts to ensure that international trade in CITES-listed species is legal, sustainable and traceable while also increasing its capacity to combat illicit trade in wildlife.

Experts develop a new set of regional management and conservation measures for queen conch

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