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Wild and Precious Exhibit travels from Bangkok and Shanghai to Beijing and Nairobi

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not an official document.

Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling figures released today

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling figures released today

Poaching levels remain alarmingly high at over 20,000. More large ivory seizures
in Africa than Asia for the first time

FAO and CITES support Asian countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

CITES intervention at the 31st Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries

Update on FAO-CITES activities related to commercially-exploited aquatic species
 

John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General,

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

9-13 June 2014, Rome, Italy

Chair, Johan H. Williams

Committee delegates

Agencies and partners join forces to promote the implementation of environmental law through enhanced knowledge sharing and new tools

CITES welcomes GEF-6 biodiversity strategy

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Press release: Viet Nam celebrates 20th Anniversary of Joining CITES and highlights its increased enforcement effort

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Viet Nam celebrates 20th Anniversary of Joining CITES and highlights
its increased enforcement effort

CITES Secretary-General meets Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister in Ha Noi and attends
9th meeting of ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at an event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Viet Nam becoming a Party to CITES

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Viet Nam becoming a Party to CITES

Speech by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 27 May 2014

 

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vu Van Tam
Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Assembly, Periowsamy Otharam

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the first destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in Hong Kong SAR, China

Hong Kong SAR holds one of the largest stockpiles of seized ivory in the world. Today’s event follows the crushing of ivory in many different countries across the world, including 6.2 tonnes of seized ivory in Dongguan, China earlier this year.

Despite considerable efforts to combat wildlife crime, it continues to be a major problem worldwide. The poaching of African elephants and the illegal trade in their ivory is one of the most noticeable and destructive forms of wildlife crime. It is not only having a devastating impact on the African elephant, but it also poses a threat to people and their livelihoods – as well as national economies and in some cases national and regional security.

“Global Community United to Address Wildlife and Forest Crime” - A special event at the 23rd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

John E. Scanlon

CITES Secretary-General
 
13 May 2014, Vienna

Ambassadors, Executive Director Fedotov, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues.

Over the past few years we have witnessed a serious spike in the scale, and a change in the nature of, wildlife and forest crime: 

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