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CITES Parties are making headway on strengthening national wildlife legislation

Significant progress has been made by CITES Parties to adopt national legislation for the effective implementation and enforcement of the Convention since the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17, Johannesburg, 24 September - 4 October 2016).

The increased global focus on trade in protected wildlife, including efforts to combat illegal trade, has reemphasized the critical importance of clear and strong legislation, enabling Parties to regulate legal trade and to prevent and sanction illegal trade in CITES-listed species.

CITES in strong show of support for healthy oceans

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CITES Secretary-General's statement for World Oceans Day 2017

 

‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Statement by John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade - UN Plaza, New York

 

High Level Event on Illegal Wildlife Trade 

German House, UN Plaza, New York 

Statement by John E Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES 

CITES Secretary-General's statement for World Environment Day 2017

‘I’m with nature’

Statement by John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

CITES provides a safety net for our precious marine life

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CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ceremony to mark the repatriation of 146 seized Tabua from New Zealand to Fiji - Nadi, Fiji

Tabua- the polished tooth of a sperm whale - holding deep cultural significance as gifts in Fiji, often passed down through generations.

Ceremony to mark the repatriation of 146 seized Tabua from New Zealand to Fiji

Nadi, Fiji, 29 May 2017

Statement by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General CITES

 

His Excellency the Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the destruction of confiscated and other wildlife parts - Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Destruction of Confiscated and Other Wildlife Parts

Chitwan National Park, Nepal, 22 May, 2017

International Day for Biodiversity

Statement by Mr John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat,

Ministers and State Ministers, Government of Nepal,  

EU provides 900,000 EUR to support CITES marine species capacity building projects

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United Nations issues stamps featuring newly listed CITES species

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