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CITES keynote remarks at the ninth INECE Conference on "Enforcement Cooperation: Strengthening Environmental Governance”

The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) held its ninth International Conference entitled “Enforcement Cooperation: Strengthening Environmental Governance” from 20 to 24 June 2011 in British Columbia, Canada.

Law enforcers and prosecutors gather in Johannesburg for specialized CITES training

Participants to the training course

Launch of the CITES Virtual College

Providing creative and cost-effective capacity building for CITES

Baeza, Spain, 7 June 2011

Brazilian support for strengthening implementation of CITES

Scientists meet in Geneva to discuss global trade in CITES-listed plants

Scientists meet in Geneva to discuss global trade in CITES-listed plants

CITES Secretary-General welcomes Resolution of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on illicit trafficking in endangered species of wild fauna and flora

During its meeting in Vienna, from 11-15 April 2011, the United Nations’ Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted a Resolution on “Crime prevention and criminal justice responses against illicit trafficking in endangered species of wild fauna and flora” which was proposed by Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and the Philippines.

Law enforcement support for gorillas

CITES shares experience with UNESCO


By invitation of UNESCO, the Secretary-General of CITES, Mr John Scanlon, attended the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention for the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property*, in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 15 March, 2011.

CITES and Nigeria

CITES and CMS Secretariats hold first virtual meeting to map out future collaboration

The Secretariats of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) met via video conference between Bonn, Geneva and Nairobi on 2 March 2011 to review joint achievements to date and to map out their future collaboration.  This was the first virtual meeting of the staff of the two secretariats; video conferencing being used to reduce the costs and the carbon footprint of the meeting. 

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