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World Wildlife Day 2016 generates huge show of support for wildlife

The global community observed UN World Wildlife Day for the third time on 3 March 2016 with countries and people from right across the globe rallying around the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.

This special day for wildlife on the UN calendar has once again given the world a chance to reconnect with our planet’s wild side and to acknowledge our collective responsibility to bring illegal wildlife trade to an end.

Transport sector steps up to fight illicit wildlife trafficking

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films

      

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films

Winners announced at UN Headquarters on World Wildlife Day

On World Wildlife Day UN Implores Urgent Action to End Poaching Crisis

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

African elephants still in decline due to high levels of poaching

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PRESS RELEASE

Media advisory - UN World Wildlife Day 2016

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the International conference on wildlife crime - The Hague, Netherlands

Keynote Address - Plenary Opening Session

By John E. Scanlon

CITES Secretary-General

CITES – galvanizing a global collective effort to save wildlife

 

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films

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not an official document.

 

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

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not an official document.

 

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CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Colombo, Sri Lanka

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

26 January 2016

 

Religious dignitaries

Hon. Gamini  Jayawickrema  Perera,  Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife 

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance

Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, Diplomats, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and dear children.

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