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Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China

Public statement of the CITES Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has received copies of various news articles as well as other communications by private individuals and special interest groups concerning the trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe to public zoos in China during which an elephant is reported to have died.

Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China

Public statement of the CITES Secretariat
 
The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has received copies of various news articles as well as other communications by private individuals and special interest groups concerning the trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe to public zoos in China during which an elephant is reported to have died. 

Launching the official logo for the 40th anniversary of CITES

Tanzania withdraws its proposal to downlist African elephant

The 177th Party: Maldives

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Republic of Maldives as the 177th Party to CITES.

CITES Secretary-General welcomes adoption of a draft resolution for the United Nations General Assembly urging countries to  take action against illegal wildlife trade

CBOL receives $3 million grant from Google Foundation to barcode endangered species

C ITES supports UNODC-led PATROL cross-border law enforcement training programme in Cambodia and Viet Nam

Flagship species and the conservation of the entire ecosystem: why individual species matter

Opening Presentation of CITES Secretary-General
Mr. John E. Scanlon*
at the joint side-event during CBD CoP11

18 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

Good morning and welcome to this joint side event being convened by the CITES Secretariat together with the Secretariats of the CBD, CMS, UNEP and IUCN.

CITES trade: a snapshot

International trade in wildlife contributes substantially to the livelihoods of local and indigenous communities and of the rural poor. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that trade remains legal, sustainable and traceable, and that no species of wild animal or plant becomes threatened in the wild as a result of such trade.
 

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