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CITES opens to accession by regional economic integration organizations

Gaborone amendment to enter into force 30 years after its adoption. 
European Union may now accede to CITES.

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union
approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan
and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.
 

CITES Secretariat welcomes President Obama’s Executive Order on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

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not an official document.

New rules for international trade in timber, marine and other wild animals and plants come into force


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not an official document.

178 member States of CITES to implement new listings and 201 Decisions and
Resolutions adopted in Bangkok 90 days ago. Six countries enter
specific reservations to shark and ray listings
 

UN Secretary-General’s report on Central Africa links illegal ivory trade to the Lord’s Resistance Army

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not an official document.

Royal efforts to support fight against illegal wildlife trafficking

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not an official document.

 

Eight countries submit national action plans to combat illegal trade in elephant ivory

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not an official document.

Primary source, transit and destination countries are requested to take
urgent measures to implement their plans by July 2014

 

CITES Secretary-General calls for urgent action to protect elephants in the Dzanga-Sanga National Park from armed groups

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not an official document.

Heads of UNODC and CITES urge wildlife and forest offences to be treated as serious transnational organized crimes

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not an official document.

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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not an official document.

55 proposals accepted, 9 rejected and 6 withdrawn.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. 

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