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21 Branch offices of the Chinese CITES Management Authority meet with the CITES Secretary-General

The CITES Secretary-General has for the first time met with the 21 Branch offices of the Chinese Management Authority at a National CITES Retreat and Training session held in Jilin Province, China, in July 2013.

World Ranger Day 2013: Message from the CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon

Geneva, Switzerland, 31 July 2013

 

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

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