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New training tools for CITES-listed shark and manta rays available on CITES Sharks Portal

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not an official document.

 

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New training tools for CITES-listed shark and manta rays
available on CITES Sharks Portal

 

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Keynote Address

'CITES and wildlife trade – how CITES works and what it is and isn’t’

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Tbilisi, 20 October 2015

First Deputy Minister Mr. Teimuraz Murgulia's welcoming remarks at the 22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

19 – 23 October 2015

Tbilisi

Welcoming remarks by Mr. Teimuraz Murgulia, First Deputy Minister

 

Distinguished Secretary General, Mr. John Scanlon, Chair of the Plant’s Committee, Madam Margarita Clemente,

Distinguished Committee Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests,

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the 22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

19 – 23 October 2015

Tbilisi

Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

Mr. Gigla Agulashvili, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia

First Deputy Minister Mr. Teimuraz Murgulia

Chair of Plants Committee, Professor Margarita Clemente, and members of the Committee  

Experts to review trade levels and conservation status of wild plants

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CITES and Trade Agreements – Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime and to Achieve Sustainable Development

Global trade in wild animal and plant species, including fish and timber, is on the rise - both legal and illegal. Legal and sustainable trade in certain species, such as the wool of the vicuna or the bark of the African cherry tree, can benefit people and wildlife.

Targeted training for Bangladesh law enforcement authorities on CITES and special investigative techniques to combat wildlife and forest crime

CITES Secretariat and UNEP-WCMC develop innovative ways to use the CITES Checklist and Species+

Geneva, 12 October 2015: Working in close collaboration, the CITES Secretariat and UNEP-WCMC launched today new services to make better use of the information in the CITES Checklist and Species+. These new services allow for better integration of the CITES Checklist and Species+ with national information systems and databases, facilitating the standardized use of species names and Appendix listings and reducing duplication of effort in maintaining these lists.

Air transport sector urged to join fight against illegal wildlife trade

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CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

Geneva, 29 September 2015

‘Air transport’s role in reducing Illegal trade in wildlife’

Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

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