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CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

14 April 2016

 

Hon. Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia
Hon. Dato’ Sri Azizan Ahmad, Secretary General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

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Concrete measures agreed to tackle illicit trafficking in Siamese rosewood

Government of Thailand hosts the 2nd Regional Dialogue on Preventing
Illegal Logging and Trade of Siamese Rosewood

CITES Secretary-General visits Samoa to promote stronger representation in CITES by Pacific island countries and to support enhanced implementation

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not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

CITES highlights its contribution to sustainable forest management on International Day of Forests 2016

Today is the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80% of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They play a vital role in storing water, regulating climate, preserving soils and nurturing biodiversity, and provide important economic and social services. 
 
 

World Wildlife Day 2016 generates huge show of support for wildlife

The global community observed UN World Wildlife Day for the third time on 3 March 2016 with countries and people from right across the globe rallying around the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.

This special day for wildlife on the UN calendar has once again given the world a chance to reconnect with our planet’s wild side and to acknowledge our collective responsibility to bring illegal wildlife trade to an end.

Transport sector steps up to fight illicit wildlife trafficking

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films

      

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films

Winners announced at UN Headquarters on World Wildlife Day

On World Wildlife Day UN Implores Urgent Action to End Poaching Crisis

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not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

African elephants still in decline due to high levels of poaching

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PRESS RELEASE

Media advisory - UN World Wildlife Day 2016

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not an official document.

MEDIA ADVISORY

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