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CITES pays tribute to Dr Wolfgang Burhenne

With great sadness the CITES Secretariat must report the death of Dr Wolfgang Burhenne, one of the main architects of CITES.

New CITES trade rules come into effect as 2017 starts

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New CITES trade rules come into effect as 2017 starts

All Dalbergia rosewoods and palisanders, sharks and rays among the hundreds
of new species brought under CITES trade controls with a ban on all
commercial trade in pangolins and African grey parrots

Engaging and empowering the youth is the call of next year’s UN World Wildlife Day

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Engaging and empowering the youth is the call of next year’s
UN World Wildlife Day

“Listen to the young voices” announced as the theme of the
biggest global annual event on wildlife in 2017

 

Decisions of the Conference of the Parties in effect after 2 January 2017 now available.

First post-CoP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities

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CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the Livelihoods Workshop, 23 November 2016, George, South Africa

CITES and Livelihoods Workshop

Opening remarks by Mr John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

23 November 2016, George, South Africa

 

Deputy Director-General, Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi,

Distinguished guests and friends and colleagues from CITES Parties and international organizations,

"Analysis of international funding to tackle illegal wildlife trade" Launched - External link

CITES Secretary-General's Intervention at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade - Hanoi, Vietnam


Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Intervention by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Plenary Session

17-18 November 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Hon. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, Dr. Ha Cong Tuan
Hon. Ministers
Distinguished guests
Friends and colleagues

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn in Viet Nam


Remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory
and rhino horn in Hanoi, Viet Nam

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

12 November 2016

 

Mr. Ha Cong Tuan, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen

Largest ever World Wildlife Conference hailed as a ‘game changer’

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