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African and Asia-Pacific countries brought together to strengthen and harmonize wildlife laws

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CITES welcomes G20 leaders’ Declaration on combating corruption related to illegal trade in wildlife

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CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 - Dalian, China

World Economic Forum 

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 

Dalian, China, 28 June 

New Funds from France and Monaco to boost global alliance’s frontline efforts to combat wildlife crime

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The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife - External link

Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife. 

Global fight against illegal ivory trade needs more teeth, as the killings continue in Africa - External link

John Scanlon says bold action by countries like China are a major blow to elephant poachers and ivory smugglers, but the world needs to do more to tackle both supply and demand.

International media and the wildlife conservation community hailed China’s announcement last year that it would close down its domestic ivory market. Some described it as a game-changer and a huge blow to elephant poachers and smugglers of ivory.

CITES Parties are making headway on strengthening national wildlife legislation

Significant progress has been made by CITES Parties to adopt national legislation for the effective implementation and enforcement of the Convention since the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17, Johannesburg, 24 September - 4 October 2016).

The increased global focus on trade in protected wildlife, including efforts to combat illegal trade, has reemphasized the critical importance of clear and strong legislation, enabling Parties to regulate legal trade and to prevent and sanction illegal trade in CITES-listed species.

CITES in strong show of support for healthy oceans

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CITES Secretary-General's statement for World Oceans Day 2017

 

‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Statement by John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade - UN Plaza, New York

 

High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade 

German House, UN Plaza, New York 

Statement by John E Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES 

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