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The 177th Party: Maldives

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Republic of Maldives as the 177th Party to CITES.

CITES Secretary-General welcomes adoption of a draft resolution for the United Nations General Assembly urging countries to  take action against illegal wildlife trade

CBOL receives $3 million grant from Google Foundation to barcode endangered species

C ITES supports UNODC-led PATROL cross-border law enforcement training programme in Cambodia and Viet Nam

CITES trade: a snapshot

International trade in wildlife contributes substantially to the livelihoods of local and indigenous communities and of the rural poor. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that trade remains legal, sustainable and traceable, and that no species of wild animal or plant becomes threatened in the wild as a result of such trade.

Web-based course for Customs now available on the CITES Virtual College

An updated and improved version of the course on Introduction to CITES for Customs is now available through the CITES Virtual College (https://eva.unia.es/cites/) in English, French and Spanish. This course is open to Customs officials, CITES authorities and persons involved in work related to CITES.

Tracking technologies for CITES tree species

Workshop on Tracking technologies for forest governance, Kuala Lumpur, 15-17 May 2012

Due to the increasing need to more effectively implement CITES for listed  tree species and their products, the CITES Secretariat and the Secretariat of ITTO have joined forces to support the efforts of Parties to make use of modern tracking technologies, including through producing a draft Compendium on Timber Marking and Tracking Technologies.

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Royal Thai Customs Officers enhance capacities through the CITES Virtual College

During a special course held from 14 March to 23 May 2012 at the National Institute Development Administration, in Bangkok, the Royal Thai Customs Officers used training materials available through the CITES Virtual College to enhance their capacity in dealing with the challenges posed by illegal trade in wildlife.

CITES and FAO promote better understanding of the application and effectiveness of international regulatory measures for the conservation and sustainable use of sharks

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), listed in CITES Appendix II, is one of
the 12 species of shark that have been included in CITES Appendices