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CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

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55 proposals accepted, 9 rejected and 6 withdrawn. Strong enforcement measures to fight wildlife crime
also adopted. Next meeting will be held in South Africa in 2016.

Bangkok, 14 March 2013 – The triennial World’s Wildlife Conference closed today with robust measures adopted to protect precious timber and marine species from over-exploitation. 

First global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks highlights importance of cross-border cooperation to combat transnational organized wildlife and forest crime

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Bangkok, 7 March 2013 – The first global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks took place alongside the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to scale up regional enforcement capacity and coordination to respond to the serious threat posed by wildlife criminal networks.

New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants

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Elephant poaching doubled & illegal ivory trade tripled in recent years 

Enhanced law Enforcement, international collaboration and
reducing demand required to avert crisis

Ministers come together in Bangkok to discuss the serious nature of transnational organized wildlife and forest crime

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Heads of global consortium to fight wildlife crime meet to discuss future strategies to combat transnational organized wildlife and forest crime

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Bangkok, 5 March 2013 – The executive heads of a consortium established to combat wildlife crime met alongside the triennial Conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

CITES conference opens amid calls to combat overfishing, illegal logging and wildlife crime

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Timber and aquatic species, including sharks and rays, top the agenda. Elephants, rhinos, polar bears,
freshwater turtles, agarwood and many other plants and animals also under consideration.

CITES Secretary-General praises Operation Cobra

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CITES welcomes United Nations Security Council call to investigate links between elephant poaching, ivory smuggling and illicit financing of the LRA

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The CITES Secretariat ready to support joint investigation

CITES welcomes Secretary Clinton’s ‘Call for Action’ on illegal wildlife trade

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Geneva, 11 November 2012 – CITES, the convention on international wildlife trade, welcomes the call to combat the illegal trade in wildlife made by US State Secretary Hillary Clinton at an event on ‘Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation: A Call to Action’ held in Washington, D.C. on 8 November, 2012.

New list of proposals for the CITES world wildlife conference are available online today

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Aquatic and timber species top on the agenda, including sharks and rays.
Elephants, rhinos, polar bears, vicuñas, freshwater turtles and many
other plants and animals also under discussion

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