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CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts meet in Geneva to discuss CITES implementation for marine species

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CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts  meet in Geneva to
discuss CITES implementation for marine species

 

Background on the issuance of CITES permits in respect of the export of rhinoceros horn

The Secretariat has received questions from CITES Parties and journalists, as well as messages of concern from the general public, regarding measures proposed by the Republic of South Africa1 relating to the domestic trade and the export for personal purposes of rhinoceros horn, or a part, product or derivative of such rhinoceros horn, belonging to certain rhinos from four species.

CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s most important protected area complex

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CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s
most important protected area complex

 

Unprecedented show of support for wildlife on UN World Wildlife Day

People around the world, particularly the youth, celebrate wildlife during the world’s
most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife

Winner of UN World Wildlife Day photo competition announced at UN Headquarters

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CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the World Wildlife Day 2017 side event hosted by the United Kingdom, CITES and WCS

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at UN General Assembly High-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day 2017

Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon

UN Headquarters, New York, 3 March 2017

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

Excellences

Distinguished panelists

Friends of wildlife

2016 trends in African elephant poaching released – CITES MIKE programme

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Finalists of UN World Wildlife Day photo competition announced

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International workshop follows up CITES CoP17 decisions on tree species

Twenty-eight delegates from 15 CITES Parties participated at the International workshop on tree species in CITES, in La Antigua, Guatemala, from 7-9 February 2017.

The workshop aimed to build capacities to strengthen the implementation of CITES for listed tree species; to highlight the importance of CITES for regulating international trade in products of CITES-listed tree species; to strengthen CITES implementation in a framework of international cooperation, thus ensuring that trade in products of tree species is legal, sustainable and traceable.

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