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UNCTAD and CITES hold meeting on traceability system for international trade in python skins from South-East Asia

The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr. John Scanlon, and high-level officials of UNCTAD, have met with key players to discuss a traceability system that will ensure a sustainable and legal supply of South-East Asian python skins, pursuant to decisions taken by the Parties to CITES.​

ICCWC delivers specialized training for wildlife law enforcement officers. Increased collaboration between African and Asian countries encouraged.

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) delivered a two-day cutting-edge training workshop to wildlife law enforcement officials from 21 countries in Nairobi, Kenya, from 30 to 31 October 2013. 

World Economic Forum, CITES, highlight using cutting edge technologies in better regulating wildlife trade

Creating an innovative funding mechanism to foster the development of cutting edge technologies to help CITES ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival is the topic of the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability 'Green Light' publication.

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New Checklist of CITES species now available online

Keeping track of the 35,000+ species listed under CITES has now been made easier through
the development of an online database-driven Checklist of CITES species

UN Security Council condemns devastation of natural heritage and notes that poaching and trafficking of wildlife are a factor that fuels the crisis in the Central African Republic

The 179th Party: Angola

The CITES Secretariat welcomes the APEC Leaders’ Bali Declaration to combat wildlife trafficking

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), welcomes the Bali Declaration, agreed by the Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali, Indonesia on 8 October 2013, to combat wildlife trafficking.

CITES Secretary-General addresses African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

By invitation, CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon, made a keynote address to the Opening Session of the 19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) held in Windhoek, Namibia on 30 September 2013. 

CITES Secretary-General addresses African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

By invitation, CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon, made a keynote address to the Opening Session of the 19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) held in Windhoek, Namibia on 30 September 2013.

African countries move ahead in establishing new electronic trade systems

Over 150 Customs and government officials, international organizations and the private sector met in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 16 to 18 September 2013 to take stock of progress made in Africa with regard to the establishment of Single Window environments and to discuss new projects and initiatives.  The International Single Window Conference & Exhibition also offered participants the opportunity to meet with the private sector and view new trade-related technologies and systems. 

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