Other news items

CITES welcomes UNESCO, UNODC and UNWTO anti-trafficking campaign

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking, including wildlife trafficking.

CITES Secretary General at World Tourism Forum Think Tank

CITES Secretary General at World Tourism Forum Think Tank
Lucerne, March 2 2014

 
On the eve of World Wildlife Day, the Secretary General of CITES, John E Scanlon has, by invitation, addressed the World Tourism Forum Think Tank.
 

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the World Wildlife Day website

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the World Wildlife Day website. See more 

The 180th Party: Iraq

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Republic of Iraq as the 180th Party to CITES.
 
Iraq is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf in the south east.
 

CITES Secretariat welcomes Operation Cobra II results

Geneva, 10 February 2014 – The CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon, today welcomed the excellent results achieved by law enforcement officers from 28 countries during Operation COBRA II, a month-long global operation to combat illegal wildlife trade, which ended on 27 January 2014.

International trade and the sustainable use of biodiversity-based resources

  

News item

 

 

The role of trade in safeguarding biodiversity, and particularly its role in enhancing livelihoods in developing countries, was highlighted at a side event held on 5 February in New York during the eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

World Wildlife Day logo

3 February 2014: Further to Notification to the Parties No. 2014/004, the CITES Secretariat is pleased to make available today the logo created to celebrate the first World Wildlife Day (3 March 2014) as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assemby. We welcome all countries, organizations and all interested individuals to make use of the logo in their celebration of the first World Wildlife Day.

UN sanctions on armed groups financed by poaching and illicit wildlife trade in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United Nations Security Council adopted two Resolutions, 2134 (2014)  and 2136 (2014)  on 28 January and 30 January 2014 respectively, on UN sanctions targeting armed groups in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo financed by the illegal exploitation of natural resources, including poaching and illicit wildlife trade.
 

ITC and CITES team up to support livelihoods of poor rural communities

UN General Assembly proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

Geneva, 23 December 2013 – On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

Pages