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CITES extends legal controls on high-value timber at the request of Nicaragua and Russian Federation

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not an official document.

 

Press release

CITES extends legal controls on high-value timber
at the request of Nicaragua and Russian Federation

New trade rules will also apply to 13 species of animals from Pakistan

Consultancy announcement

The following consulting opportunity to assist the CITES Secretariat with the establishment and implementation of National Ivory Action Plans is now available.

The Terms of Reference for the consultancy are available here in PDF format.

Applications must be submitted to admin@cites.org before 11 April 2014.

CITES Celebrates the International Day of Forests

Vacancy announcement

The following post in the CITES Secretariat has been published on the United Nations Careers Portal:
 
Programme and Documentation Officer, P3 
 
The Job Opening is available here in PDF format.
 
Applications must be submitted online on the United Nations Careers Portal before 13 May 2014.

Nineteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the invitation to join you today, which I think is a first for the CITES Secretariat. I would also like to recognize the CITES Scientific Authority of Mexico, which does an extraordinary job both nationally and through our various committee processes – and it will be hosting a joint meeting of the CITES Plants and Animals Committees in Veracruz next month.

CITES welcomes Viet Nam Prime Minister’s Directive to combat wildlife crime

Viet Nam’s Prime Minister, Mr Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, has issued a Directive to Ministries, sectors and local authorities to prioritise and strengthen responses to wildlife crime, including the trafficking of African elephant ivory and rhino horn.

CITES welcomes UNESCO, UNODC and UNWTO anti-trafficking campaign

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking, including wildlife trafficking.

People around the world go wild for wildlife!

 

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not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE
People around the world go wild for wildlife!

First World Wildlife Day gets ‘thunderous’ support

 

CITES Secretary General at World Tourism Forum Think Tank

CITES Secretary General at World Tourism Forum Think Tank
Lucerne, March 2 2014

 
On the eve of World Wildlife Day, the Secretary General of CITES, John E Scanlon has, by invitation, addressed the World Tourism Forum Think Tank.
 

CITES Secretary General's intervention at the 14th Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade

 

 

Fourteenth Session of the FAO Committee on 

Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI-FT)

Bergen, Norway, 24–28 February 2014

 

FAO-CITES related activities on commercially exploited aquatic species

John E Scanlon, Secretary General,

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