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From the crime scene to the courtroom: ICCWC releases Guidelines on ivory

CITES Secretariat welcomes APEC Joint Ministerial Statement

Geneva, 10 November 2014 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), welcomes the APEC Joint Ministerial Statement, issued by the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers following the conclusion of the 26th APEC Ministerial Meeting on Saturday in Beijing, China.

Initiatives contained in the Joint Statement reaffirm the commitment to conserve wildlife resources and combat illicit transnational trade in protected wildlife, including timber.

CITES Secretary-General's statement at CoP11 of the Convention on Migratory Species

CITES and the CMS share common origins, have complementary mandates, and enjoy longstanding and deepening programmatic collaboration. It was IUCN that first called for these two conventions in the early 1960’s. This call was heeded and enshrined in recommendations adopted at the UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972, which led to CITES and the CMS being adopted within the decade – CITES in 1973 and the CMS in 1979.

CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy?

Over the past 24 months we have seen a number of countries, including Belgium, Chad, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Czech Republic, Gabon, France, Philippines, and the USA, destroy stockpiles of illegally traded elephant ivory and rhino horn that have been seized and confiscated.

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's Development Cooperation launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative

CBD CoP12 side event

Does biodiversity matter for development? EU's Development Cooperation
launches its B4Life Flagship Initiative

Opening Statement

John E Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

(Delivered by Milena Sosa Schmidt) 

ITTO-CITES: Working together to sustain tropical tree species

ITTO-CITES: Working together to sustain tropical tree species

Opening Statement
 

John E Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

(Delivered by Milena Sosa Schmidt) 

The latest UN Chronicle focuses on illegal wildlife trade

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How CITES is Taking Concrete Action for a World Living in Harmony with Nature: CITES' Contribution to the UN Decade on Biodiversity

As we approach the mid-way point to the 2020 deadline to achieve our common set of biodiversity targets and strategies, it is an opportune moment to reflect on how the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is contributing to: realizing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020); achieving the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets; and celebrating the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity's vision of a world living in harmony with nature.

Malagasy President and CITES Secretary-General discuss actions to stem illegal timber trade in the margins of 69th UN General Assembly

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