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UN issues stamps celebrating CITES-listed migratory species

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In support of World Wildlife Day 2020: IFAW joins CITES and UNDP to sponsor Global Youth Art Contest



CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero met key ministries in China to discuss CITES compliance and enforcement

China in the process of raising protection level of pangolins in its domestic law

New CITES Appendices as amended at CoP18 and new suites of Resolutions and Decisions enter into force

Geneva, 26 November 2019 –  In accordance with Article XV of the Convention and Resolution Conf. 4.6 (Rev. CoP18) respectively, the amendments to the CITES Appendices as adopted at CoP18 (17-28 August 2019, Geneva) and the new, revised and continued Resolutions and Decisions adopted at CoP18 enter into force today, namely 90 days after that meeting for all Parties except those which make reservations in accordance with paragraph 3 of  Article XV in the case of the Appendices.

CITES publishes ambitious programme of work for 2020-2022

Geneva, 7 November 2019 – The CITES Secretariat published today the full suite of Decisions adopted at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) held in Geneva, Switzerland from 17 to 28 August 2019.

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.