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CITES Trade Database breaks new ground with open-source technology

Cambridge, Geneva, Nairobi, 17 April 2014 – Access to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Trade Database – which contains some 14 million records on the international trade in CITES-listed species – is now easier and more reliable,

Two women sentenced to 12 months in jail for smuggling thirteen endangered iguanas seized by the United Kingdom Border Force

On Monday 3 February 2014 two women were arrested at Heathrow Airport in London, after 13 endangered San Salvador iguanas (Cyclura rileyi), a species included in CITES Appendix I, were found by Border Force officers carrying out customs checks. The women arrived on a flight from the Bahamas and were due to fly on to Dusseldorf, Germany. The iguanas were each wrapped in an individual sock and had been stuffed into suitcases.

Two women sentenced to 12 months in jail for smuggling thirteen endangered iguanas seized by the United Kingdom Border Force

On Monday 3 February 2014 two women were arrested at Heathrow Airport in London, after 13 endangered San Salvador iguanas (Cyclura rileyi), a species included in CITES Appendix I, were found by Border Force officers carrying out customs checks. The women arrived on a flight from the Bahamas and were due to fly on to Dusseldorf, Germany. The iguanas were each wrapped in an individual sock and had been stuffed into suitcases.

Expert Conference on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking

Expert Conference on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking

John E. Scanlon

CITES Secretary-General

10 April 2014, Brussels

Commissioner Potočnik, Commissioner Malmström, Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues.

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

President of Madagascar and CITES Secretary-General call for international support to halt surge in illegal timber trade

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

 

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

For use of the media only;
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.

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