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CITES promotes effective solutions for coordinated border controls of wildlife and its products at World Customs Organization Conference

Geneva, 14 May 2013: The CITES Secretary-General was invited to address as a keynote speaker the 2013 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 14 to 16 May.

CITES Secretary-General welcomes adoption of UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice draft resolution recognizing wildlife crime as a serious crime

   On 26 April 2013, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) adopted a revised draft resolution on    “Crime prevention and criminal justice responses to illicit trafficking in protected species of wild fauna and flora” (E/CN.15/2013/L.20/Rev).

CITES Secretary-General engages IUCN Commissions in the fight against wildlife crime

CITES Secretary-General welcomes UN tourism and crime agencies call on travelers to play a role in reducing demand for illicit goods including illegal wildlife products

On 8 April 2013, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) agreed to launch a campaign calling on tourists to help reduce demand for illicit goods and services linked to transnational organized crime.

ICCWC delivers specialized training for law enforcement officers

Cutting-edge training in investigation techniques has been delivered to wildlife law enforcement officials across Asia, helping them in their battle to halt transnational organized wildlife and forest crime.

The 178th Party: Lebanon

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Lebanese Republic as the 178th Party to CITES.

Wildlife crime consortium to host high-level events on transnational organized wildlife crime at CITES Conference

CITES Secretariat presents recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices

ITTO and CITES launch first report on timber tracking technologies

Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China

Public statement of the CITES Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has received copies of various news articles as well as other communications by private individuals and special interest groups concerning the trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe to public zoos in China during which an elephant is reported to have died.