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CITES Secretary-General commends outcomes of first high level conference on illegal wildlife trade in the Americas

Geneva/Lima, 4 October 2019 – Whilst poaching and wildlife trafficking in Africa and Asia have attracted considerable media and public attention in the past few years, far less has been heard about illegal wildlife trade in the Americas. Yet all is not well in this most biodiversity-rich region on our planet.

CITES welcomes new UN General Assembly resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife

Geneva, 20 September 2019: At the 73rd session United Nations General Assembly, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted its fourth resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

Music to your ears: CITES CoP18 moves towards strengthened regulations for tropical trees, as well as cautious exemptions for rosewood musical instruments

CITES going full steam ahead to ensure sustainable use of marine resources

Hard work begins after more shark species are listed under CITES

Eco-thriller Chasing the Thunder to screen at World Wildlife Conference

Geneva, 27 August 2019 – This evening will see the Swiss premiere of Chasing the Thunder, which is being screened on the margins of the World Wildlife Conference – CITES CoP18 – at the Palexpo Convention Centre. The audience will experience compelling high-seas action in this anti-poaching documentarythriller, which is part of the larger “Ocean Warriors” series on Discovery’s Animal Planet network. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with former Interpol officer Alistair McDonnell.

Wildlife enforcement networks from around the world meet to further strengthen collaborative efforts against wildlife crime

Wildlife enforcement networks from around the world meet to further strengthen
collaborative efforts against wildlife crime

Role of local communities living alongside wildlife gains greater recognition at World Wildlife Conference – CITES CoP18

Geneva, 22 August 2019 - The engagement of local communities who live alongside wildlife with CITES is gaining increased attention at the triennial gathering of the world’s wildlife trade regulator.

Fourth meeting of CITES Tree Species Programme Advisory Committee held in Geneva during CITES CoP18

About 30 experts from 11 countries that are members of Advisory Committee were brought together in Geneva, Switzerland on 18 August 2019 at Palexpo during the Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP18).

Practical guidance for the management of ivory stockpiles, including their disposal

West African authorities and experts agree on a sustainability pathway for CITES-listed Rosewoods

Geneva, 5 August 2019 – At the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (Johannesburg, 2016) around 250 new species of rosewoods were listed in Appendix II of CITES – a considerable percentage of which occur in West African countries, namely the tree species from the genera Dalbergia, Guibourtia and Pterocarpus.

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