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Targeted training for Bangladesh law enforcement authorities on CITES and special investigative techniques to combat wildlife and forest crime

CITES Secretariat and UNEP-WCMC develop innovative ways to use the CITES Checklist and Species+

Geneva, 12 October 2015: Working in close collaboration, the CITES Secretariat and UNEP-WCMC launched today new services to make better use of the information in the CITES Checklist and Species+. These new services allow for better integration of the CITES Checklist and Species+ with national information systems and databases, facilitating the standardized use of species names and Appendix listings and reducing duplication of effort in maintaining these lists.

Air transport sector urged to join fight against illegal wildlife trade

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CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

Geneva, 29 September 2015

‘Air transport’s role in reducing Illegal trade in wildlife’

Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

United Nations System and International Organizations Applaud Sustainable Development Commitments Made by the World’s Governments to Battle Illegal Wildlife Trade

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CITES Secretariat welcomes adoption of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with specific Targets to end poaching and trafficking of wildlife

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Countdown begins for the 2016 world wildlife conference

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UN Launches Open Access Information Portal on Concepts and Frameworks of Environmental Law

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200 science experts advise on trade levels and conservation status of CITES-listed animals

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not an official document.

 

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CITES Secretariat confirms the arrest of former wildlife director in Guinea and applauds national authorities' work

The CITES Secretariat has received formal confirmation from INTERPOL, an ICCWC (International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime) partner, that Mr. Ansoumane Doumbouya, the former wildlife director and head of the CITES Management Authority of Guinea was arrested on 14 August 2015 by the Police (the National Central Bureau of Interpol) for his suspected role in corrupt and fraudulent actions in the issuance of CITES export permits.

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