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United States of America Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

‘Ivory and Insecurity: The Global Implications of Poaching in Africa’

Written testimony of John E. Scanlon
Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

24 May 2012, Washington D.C., the United States of America

CITES Secretary-General, Mr. John E. Scanlon address to the Meeting on the Development of CITES E-Permitting Systems

9 May 2012, Guangzhou, China


Ms. YIN Hong, Vice Administrator of the State Forestry Administration
Dr. MENG Xianlin, Executive Director-General of the CITES Management Authority of China
Mr. XU Hui, Director General of the Guangzhou Branch Office of the CITES Management Authority of China
Mr. MENG Fan, Deputy Director-General, Forestry Department of Guangdong Province

Royal Thai Customs Officers enhance capacities through the CITES Virtual College

During a special course held from 14 March to 23 May 2012 at the National Institute Development Administration, in Bangkok, the Royal Thai Customs Officers used training materials available through the CITES Virtual College to enhance their capacity in dealing with the challenges posed by illegal trade in wildlife.

CITES and FAO promote better understanding of the application and effectiveness of international regulatory measures for the conservation and sustainable use of sharks

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), listed in CITES Appendix II, is one of
the 12 species of shark that have been included in CITES Appendices

Presentation of John E Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GMEF)

GMEF Plenary Panel on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

12th Special Session

21 February 2012, Nairobi, Kenya


Panel Chair, Minister Solheim, Honorable Ministers, and distinguished delegates.

Opening remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 February, 2012


Executive Director of INTERPOL's Police Service
Leaders of the Customs and Police authorities of the tiger range States
Representatives of the Host Country
Colleagues from the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime
Distinguished participants

Opening remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

Bangkok, Thailand, 13 February, 2012

 

Deputy Prime Minister
Commissioner-General
Executive Director of the Police Service of INTERPOL
Leaders of the Customs and Police authorities from across the tiger range States
Members of the INTERPOL Environmental Crime Committee and its Wildlife and Pollution Crime Working Groups
Partners from the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime
Distinguished participants

North-South initiative by Sweden and Tanzania: Making wildlife crime more visible and wildlife law enforcement more effective

Participants in the Sweden-Tanzania roundtable on
preventing and combating illegal trade in endangered
species, 26 January 2012, Dar es Salaam

UN International Year of Forests 2011 – CITES contribution ends on a high note

Workshops held on agarwood in 2011

The year 2011 saw great progress made by the Parties to CITES involved in conservation, management and trade in agarwood (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.).  Parties discussed and agreed on issues to be considered at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16, 3-15 March 2013, Thailand).

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