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Workshops held on agarwood in 2011

The year 2011 saw great progress made by the Parties to CITES involved in conservation, management and trade in agarwood (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.).  Parties discussed and agreed on issues to be considered at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16, 3-15 March 2013, Thailand).

Controlled deliveries: a tool for reaching the big players in illegal wildlife trafficking

A group photo of the participants to the workshop (click to enlarge)

Statement by CITES Secretary-General at the Eye on Earth Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


CITES: at the intersection between trade, environment and development

John E Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

Featured Speaker

Eye on Earth Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

12-15 December 2011

English translation unavailable for Press Cuttings.

CITES makes best use of knowledge and information management with the World Customs Organization (WCO)

Statement at the 41st Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

8 November 2011

 Due recognition of CITES promoted at IPBES plenary

UNEP in Nairobi (Kenya), venue of the meeting

CITES’ Contribution to the New Strategic Biodiversity Plan 2011-2020 and Aichi Biodiversity Targets

by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

(first posted on on 9 September 2011)

We need “all hands on deck” to deliver on the Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets!

Opening Remarks by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General

at the Sixty-first meeting of the Standing Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 15 August 2011

Thank you Chair and I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to the Standing Committee Members, their alternates, Party Observers, and Inter-governmental organizations, international and national non-governmental organizations.

Building compliance and enforcement capacity in Indonesia through Green Customs