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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

North-South initiative by Sweden and Tanzania: Making wildlife crime more visible and wildlife law enforcement more effective

Participants in the Sweden-Tanzania roundtable on
preventing and combating illegal trade in endangered
species, 26 January 2012, Dar es Salaam

Workshops held on agarwood in 2011

The year 2011 saw great progress made by the Parties to CITES involved in conservation, management and trade in agarwood (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.).  Parties discussed and agreed on issues to be considered at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16, 3-15 March 2013, Thailand).

Controlled deliveries: a tool for reaching the big players in illegal wildlife trafficking

A group photo of the participants to the workshop (click to enlarge)

CITES makes best use of knowledge and information management with the World Customs Organization (WCO)

 Due recognition of CITES promoted at IPBES plenary

UNEP in Nairobi (Kenya), venue of the meeting

Building compliance and enforcement capacity in Indonesia through Green Customs