Secretary-General of CITES

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 - Dalian, China

World Economic Forum 

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 

Dalian, China, 28 June 

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife (External link)

Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife. 

Global fight against illegal ivory trade needs more teeth, as the killings continue in Africa (External link)

John Scanlon says bold action by countries like China are a major blow to elephant poachers and ivory smugglers, but the world needs to do more to tackle both supply and demand.

International media and the wildlife conservation community hailed China’s announcement last year that it would close down its domestic ivory market. Some described it as a game-changer and a huge blow to elephant poachers and smugglers of ivory.

CITES Secretary-General's statement for World Oceans Day 2017

 

‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Statement by John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade - UN Plaza, New York

 

High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade 

German House, UN Plaza, New York 

Statement by John E Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES 

CITES Secretary-General's statement for World Environment Day 2017

‘I’m with nature’

Statement by John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ceremony to mark the repatriation of 146 seized Tabua from New Zealand to Fiji

Tabua- the polished tooth of a sperm whale - holding deep cultural significance as gifts in Fiji, often passed down through generations.

Ceremony to mark the repatriation of 146 seized Tabua from New Zealand to Fiji

Nadi, Fiji, 29 May 2017

Statement by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General CITES

 

His Excellency the Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the destruction of confiscated and other wildlife parts - Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Destruction of Confiscated and Other Wildlife Parts

Chitwan National Park, Nepal, 22 May, 2017

International Day for Biodiversity

Statement by Mr John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat,

Ministers and State Ministers, Government of Nepal,  

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 17th Global Summit - Bangkok, Thailand

 ‘Transforming our World’

World Travel and Tourism Council’s 17th Global Summit

Bangkok, Thailand 26-27 April 2017

‘Tourism for Tomorrow’

Keynote Address by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the Regional Project to Manage, Monitor and Control Wild Fauna and Flora Species Endangered by Trade (KfW Project), Brasilia, Brazil

Inception Workshop

Brasilia, Brazil, 25 to 26 April 2017

Remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

Secretary General, Ambassador María Jacqueline Mendoza Ortega

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