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ICCWC deploys a Wildlife Incident Support Team (WIST) to Sri Lanka

In response to the need to take new approaches to combat the illegal trade more effectively, the International Consortium on Combatting Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), at the request of Sri Lanka, deployed its first Wildlife Incident Support Teams (WIST).

German Ministries and CITES Secretary-General meet to discuss measures to fight wildlife crime

Efforts to fight poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and international support for global, regional and national initiatives, were the focus of discussions in Bonn on 24 July, 2014 between representatives from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon.

The CITES E-Permitting Toolkit highlighted during the 2013 WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs & Trade

Five Caribbean countries renew commitment to enacting effective CITES legislation

ICCWC launches report of the First Global Meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks and prepares strategy for continued support


The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) convened the world's Wildlife Enforcement Networks for the first time in the margins of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.

G8 Leaders commit to fight against illegal trafficking in wildlife

CITES addresses WTO Committee on Trade and Environment

The Committee on Trade and Environment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was held on 5 June 2013 in Geneva. The CITES Secretariat was invited to speak on the issue of trade in wildlife to highlight its role in the debate on the relationship between trade and environment.

UN Security Council urges regional cooperation to tackle Lord’s Resistance Army threat, including alleged involvement in elephant poaching and related illicit smuggling

CITES promotes effective solutions for coordinated border controls of wildlife and its products at World Customs Organization Conference

Geneva, 14 May 2013: The CITES Secretary-General was invited to address as a keynote speaker the 2013 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 14 to 16 May.

2013 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition:

Explore the ways that modern information and communications technology can lead to
exciting possibilities for a whole-of-government approach at the border

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

14 to 16 May 2013

Keynote Address

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

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