Secretary-General of CITES

CITES Secretary-General's message for World Ranger Day 2017

World Ranger Day 2017

Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon

On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to "stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife"!

31 July 2017

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

Twenty-third meeting of the Plants Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 22-27 July 2017

Opening Remarks

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

22 July 2017

Welcome to beautiful and humid Geneva!

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the 29th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee

 

Twenty-ninth meeting of the Animals Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 18-22 July 2017

Opening Remarks

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

18 July 2017

 

Welcome to Geneva on this beautiful sunny day!

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 to CITES Secretary-General's Op Ed

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 to CITES Secretary-General's Op Ed

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 - Nadi, 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

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