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Tackling the illegal trade in wild animals is a matter of global urgency (1 March 2013)

Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.

The 178th Party: Lebanon

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Lebanese Republic as the 178th Party to CITES.

Wildlife crime consortium to host high-level events on transnational organized wildlife crime at CITES Conference

Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Mr. John E. Scanlon

at an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CITES

13 February 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva

 

CITES Secretariat presents recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices

ITTO and CITES launch first report on timber tracking technologies

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

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