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CITES and UNEP support strengthening of wildlife laws

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PRESS RELEASE

CITES and UNEP support strengthening of wildlife laws

88 countries and 13 dependent territories need to strengthen their legal frameworks for combating illegal trade in wildlife

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated
elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

29 April 2015

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water, which serves as the Management Authority of CITES.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment

WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment
20 Years of Building Pathways to Sustainable Development

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

28 April 2015, Geneva

 

Ambassador Kairamo

Distinguished Guests

The 181st Party: the European Union

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the European Union as the 181st Party to CITES.

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the ICCWC high-level side event at the 13th UN Crime Congress

Wildlife and Forest Crime: A Serious Crime

A High-level Side Event at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

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

Doha, Qatar, 13 April 2015

Calls for wildlife and forest crime to be treated as serious crime

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ASEAN member States discuss enhancing regional cooperation to combat poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014

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Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014

CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends

CITES commends leading Chinese courier companies' zero tolerance towards illegal wildlife trade

CITES Secretary-General's intervention at UN General Assembly's Informal Plenary Meeting to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Informal Plenary Meeting to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

UN General Assembly

 
Intervention by John E. Scanlon 
 
Secretary-General of CITES
 
 
President of the General Assembly, H.E Mr. Sam Kutesa
Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Jan Eliasson 

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