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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. 

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