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25 September 2023
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CITES pays tribute to Dr Hank Jenkins

It is with deep sorrow that the CITES Secretariat reports the passing of Dr Robert ‘Hank’ Jenkins. Dr Jenkins was a feature of the work of the Convention for a...
21 June 2023
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CITES pays tribute to Dr. Thomas Althaus

It is with great sadness that the CITES Secretariat reports the passing of Dr. Thomas Althaus. Dr. Althaus was head of the Swiss CITES Management Authority for many years and...
24 January 2023
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CITES saddened by death of Jean-Patrick Le Duc

The CITES Secretariat was saddened to learn of the death of former staff member Jean- Patrick Le Duc. Jean-Patrick Le Duc attended CoP4 (1983) to CoP6 (1987) representing various non-governmental...
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05 January 2022
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CITES remembers Richard Leakey

The CITES Secretariat is saddened to learn of the passing at age 77 of Richard Leakey, the world-renowned fossil hunter, politician and conservationist. Building on the work of his famous...
11 June 2021
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CITES remembers Fábio Hazin

The CITES Secretariat was saddened to learn of the death of Dr Fábio Hazin of Brazil. He served as the Chair of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic...
15 April 2021
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CITES remembers Zoltán Czirák

On March 23, 2021, nature conservation suffered a tragic loss. On that day, Zoltán Czirák passed away suddenly at the age of 51 due to complications related to COVID-19. Mr...
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09 March 2021
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CITES remembers Dr. Maurice Isaacs

"I met Maurice Isaacs many years ago before becoming Secretary-General of the Convention Secretariat. I have always known him as a professional dedicated to conservation so that current as well...
CITES remembers Dr. Maurice Isaacs
09 March 2021
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In memoriam – Edna Molewa

"Edna Molewa was a true champion for the environment, in her home country, throughout Africa and across the world. She was a great friend of CITES and was instrumental in...
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09 March 2021
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In memoriam – Anton Mezhnev

Mr. Anton Pavlovich Mezhnev was the Saiga MOU Focal Point at the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia for more than 10 years. Apart from his role as the National...
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24 January 2019
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CITES pays tribute to Dr. Bradnee Chambers

The CITES Secretariat shares with you the sad news of the passing of Dr. Bradnee Chambers , Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild...
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