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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

Megadiverse nations discuss the links between wildlife and the livelihoods of poor rural communities

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The vicu ñ a conservation model and the export of its valuable fibre
could be the key to save endangered species

CITES welcomes the APEC 2012 Leaders Vladivostok Declaration – Integrate to Grow, Innovate to Prosper

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CITES welcomes Bahrain as its 176th Member State

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Geneva, 4 September 2012 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) extends a warm welcome to the Kingdom of Bahrain which officially became the 176th Party to the Convention. CITES will enter into force 90 days after the deposit of its instrument of accession on 17 November 2012.

CITES acts to curb smuggling of elephant ivory and rhino horn

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Standing Committee also suspends trade with seven countries for persistent non-compliance.
Trade in five reptiles and one African tree also suspended.

ICCWC launches wildlife and forest crime toolkit

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The Consortium also secures USD 600k to strengthen national enforcement capacities

CITES meeting to tackle massive smuggling of elephant ivory and rhino horn

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Asian snakes, big cats, great apes, marine species, parrots, frogs and a myriad of plants
will also be discussed at the 62nd meeting of its Standing Committee

Rio+20 recognizes the important role of CITES

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Experts report highest elephant poaching and ivory smuggling rates in a decade

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