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Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES made during the Geneva Environment Network briefing on the Outcomes of the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 10 November 2010

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Statement to the High-Level Segment of CBD-COP 10 in Nagoya

11.00 am 28 October 2010

Intervention by the Executive Heads of the Secretariats of the:
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance;
Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage;
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and
Convention on Migratory Species

Delivered by the Secretary-General of CITES

English translation unavailable for Statement by Secretary-General at CBD CoP10.

Engaging the Traditional Chinese Medicine industry in the recovery of the saiga antelope

At a workshop on the conservation and sustainable use of the saiga antelope, representatives of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) industry – which uses saiga horn in several medical products – confirmed their willingness to do their part in restoring wild saiga populations.

CITES species stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration launches a new set of stamps depicting CITES-listed species

One sheet from the just-released 2010 series of the UNPA Endangered Species

Thirty-fifth anniversary of CITES

CITES: 35 yearsOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the entry into force of CITES, the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office in Geneva and the CITES Secretary-General hosted an official reception at the Natural History Museum of the City of Geneva on 1 July 2010, from 16h00 to 18h00.

Welcoming addresses were made by:

Remarks by the Secretary-General of CITES, Mr John Scanlon on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of CITES

Museum of Natural History of the City of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Your excellencies, Madame la Maire, distinguished CITES authorities, colleagues within and outside of the United Nations system, friends of CITES, ladies and gentleman,

2010 is an important year for many reasons.

Statement by the Secretary-General of CITES on concerns expressed about confiscated orangutans

Geneva, 20 May 2010

The Secretariat has recently received a number of emails urging the return to Indonesia of 11 orangutans confiscated by the CITES Management Authority of Thailand in February 2009.