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

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

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

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

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.

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the Symposium on the interface between international and domestic environmental law

Symposium on the interface between international and domestic environmental law

Keynote Address

CITES and wildlife trade - International cooperation and national action

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Tel Aviv, Israel, 31 August 2015

 

Key wildlife species in trade come under the spotlight

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the 28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee

28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee

30 August – 3 September 2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching
and illegal wildlife trade

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Bangkok, Thailand

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

(Statement read by Ms. Margaret Akullo, UNODC Officer-in-Charge for Southeast Asia and the Pacific)

DNP Headquarters

26 August 2015

 

40th Anniversary of CITES Entering into Force in Chile

Speech by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

7 August 2015

 

Distinguished Guests

Ladies and Gentlemen

World Ranger Day 2015 - message from CITES Secretary-General

World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty, and also celebrates the role rangers play in protecting our natural resources, including wild animals and plants.  It was first observed in 2007, on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the International Ranger Federation (IRF).

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