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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. 

ICCWC begins its work

The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met last week at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria.

Opened by Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC, the meeting provided an opportunity for specialized staff of the five partner agencies to plan ICCWC activities in the short and mid-term.

ICCWC begins its work

The Year of the Tiger ends with high hopes for wildlife

Putting Saint Petersburg into practice

CITES trade data dashboards

Engaging the Traditional Chinese Medicine industry in the recovery of the saiga antelope

At a workshop on the conservation and sustainable use of the saiga antelope, representatives of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) industry – which uses saiga horn in several medical products – confirmed their willingness to do their part in restoring wild saiga populations.

CITES species stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration launches a new set of stamps depicting CITES-listed species

One sheet from the just-released 2010 series of the UNPA Endangered Species

Thirty-fifth anniversary of CITES

CITES: 35 yearsOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the entry into force of CITES, the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office in Geneva and the CITES Secretary-General hosted an official reception at the Natural History Museum of the City of Geneva on 1 July 2010, from 16h00 to 18h00.

Welcoming addresses were made by:

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