Secretary-General of CITES

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the Livelihoods Workshop, 23 November 2016, George, South Africa

CITES and Livelihoods Workshop

Opening remarks by Mr John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

23 November 2016, George, South Africa

 

Deputy Director-General, Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi,

Distinguished guests and friends and colleagues from CITES Parties and international organizations,

Intervention of CITES Secretary-General at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade


Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Intervention by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Plenary Session

17-18 November 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Hon. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, Dr. Ha Cong Tuan
Hon. Ministers
Distinguished guests
Friends and colleagues

Remarks of CITES Secretary-General on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn in Viet Nam


Remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory
and rhino horn in Hanoi, Viet Nam

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

12 November 2016

 

Mr. Ha Cong Tuan, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen

CITES CoP17 – A CoP of “Firsts” and a Turning Point for the World’s Wildlife

In every corner of our planet, a variety of threats such as habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation and illegal trade put intense pressure on wild populations of animals and plants.

Illicit trafficking in wildlife now takes place at an industrial scale driven by transnational organized criminal groups. The phenomena poses a real and immediate danger to some of our most precious species.

A Virtuous Cycle for Conservation - External link

NEW YORK – Poor and rural people around the world rely on plants and animals for shelter, food, income, and medicine. In fact, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 15) on sustainable ecosystems acknowledges many developing societies’ close relationship with nature when it calls for increased “capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities.” But how is this to be achieved?

COP17 is a game-changer - External link

In every corner of the world, wild plants and animals are under intense pressure as a result of habitat destruction, climate change, over-exploitation and illegal trade, which is taking place on an industrial scale. This is why, at the start of CITES #CoP17, I said the Johannesburg World Wildlife Conference was ‘critical’ to securing the future of wildlife.

Opening Ceremony Speech by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

CITES CoP17

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

Opening Ceremony Speech

Johannesburg, 24 September 2016

 

Honourable Ministers

Distinguished Guests

Friends and colleagues

-----

Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the CITES CoP17 Ministerial Lekgotla - 23 September 2016, Johannesburg

CITES CoP17 - Ministerial Lekgotla - 23 September 2016, Johannesburg

Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General CITES

‘CITES and its role in advancing the achievement of the SDGs through legal and sustainable trade and tackling illegal trade in wildlife’

Address by Mr John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General for the reception organized by Tusk

Time for Change

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 22 September, 2016

Address by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

Thank you Hugh.

Tackling corruption will deal a lethal blow to the illegal wildlife trade - Op-Ed - External link

Talk of prohibiting, preventing and countering corruption must take centre stage when signatories to the Cites treaty on regulating the international trade in wildlife meet in Johannesburg this weekend.

The world is witnessing an unprecedented surge in wildlife trafficking that is stealing the irreplaceable natural wealth of countries, greatly hindering development, paralysing efforts to eradicate poverty, and undermining conservation efforts. This illicit trade in wildlife is well organised, transnational and happening across every region.

Pages