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National Ivory Action Plans: Good progress made, but essential next steps needed

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not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Global alliance celebrates 5 years’ achievements in combating wildlife crime

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Call for entry announced for the International 
Elephant Film Festival

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not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime - Joint Statement of the Executive Director of UNODC and the Secretary-General of CITES

 

Corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime

Joint Statement of Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC and
Mr John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES 

Saint Petersburg, 3 November 2015

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the Workshop on illegal trade in cheetahs

Workshop on illegal trade in cheetahs

3 – 5 November 2015

Kuwait

Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

Corruption and illegal trade in wildlife - Presentation by John E. Scanlon, 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption

Corruption is “an insidious plague” that is present in the wildlife sector just as it is in other sectors, indeed in virtually any form of human activity.

A clear message of the determination of the international community to work to prevent and combat corruption was sent with the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of the UN Convention Against Corruption in 2003 and its entry into force in 2005.

100+ experts advise on global trade in high-value CITES listed timbers

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

100+ experts advise on global trade in high-value CITES listed timbers

 

New training tools for CITES-listed shark and manta rays available on CITES Sharks Portal

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

New training tools for CITES-listed shark and manta rays
available on CITES Sharks Portal

 

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Keynote Address

'CITES and wildlife trade – how CITES works and what it is and isn’t’

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Tbilisi, 20 October 2015

First Deputy Minister Mr. Teimuraz Murgulia's welcoming remarks at the 22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

22nd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

19 – 23 October 2015

Tbilisi

Welcoming remarks by Mr. Teimuraz Murgulia, First Deputy Minister

 

Distinguished Secretary General, Mr. John Scanlon, Chair of the Plant’s Committee, Madam Margarita Clemente,

Distinguished Committee Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests,

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