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CITES Standing Committee (SC65) conclusions: A focus on the front lines

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Nepal, China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force recognized for exemplary enforcement efforts

Nepal, China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force recognized
for exemplary enforcement efforts

CITES Secretary-General’s Certificates of Commendation awarded

The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr John E. Scanlon, has awarded four CITES Secretary-General’s Certificates of Commendation for exemplary wildlife law enforcement efforts.

Opening remarks by Chairman of the Standing Committee at the 65th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

Opening Remarks
by Mr Øystein Størkersen, Chairman of the Standing Committee

at the Sixty-fifth meeting of the Standing Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 7 July 2014

Excellences, members of the Standing Committee, Party Observers, ladies and gentlemen.

ICCWC launches Strategic Mission 2014-2016 outlining its strategies to combat wildlife and forest crime

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) today further strengthened its efforts by launching the ICCWC Strategic Mission 2014-2016.

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the 65th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

Opening Remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

at the Sixty-fifth meeting of the Standing Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 7 July 2014

Thank you Chair and I would like to join with you in extending a very warm welcome to the Standing Committee Members, their alternates, Party Observers, and Inter-governmental organizations, international and national non-governmental organizations and the private sector. 

Press release: CITES meets as ‘wealth’ is replacing ‘health’ as a driver of wildlife consumption

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CITES meets as ‘wealth’ is replacing ‘health’ as a driver of wildlife consumption

Tiger parts consumed less as medicine and more as exotic luxury products

Press release: European Union invests EUR 12 m to minimize the illegal killing of endangered species

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European Union invests EUR 12 m to minimize the illegal killing of endangered species

Funds to focus on species under pressure in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Intervention of the CITES Secretariat at WTO Committee on Trade and Environment

Intervention of the CITES Secretariat
at Committee on Trade and Environment of the World Trade Organization

Geneva, 30 June 2014

Before this meeting, the CITES Secretariat shared with the WTO Secretariat a narrative document and graphic summary of recent high-level events and initiatives on illegal wildlife trade. This material is now on the CITES website, together with a related press statement, and copies have been provided in the back of the room.

WCO press release: WCO publishes the Illicit Trade Report 2013

Enhancement of the CITES Virtual College Information Centre into a research centre

The CITES Virtual College collects information on CITES through its Information Centre to support online courses and provide general and better disseminate information on the Convention.  In addition, it uses the Centre to compile identification materials on CITES species submitted

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