CITES

Lebanon Joins CITES as 178th Member [viewed]

26 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced that Lebanon joined the Convention, becoming its 178th member.

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CITES Announces Side Event Schedule for CoP16 [viewed]

23 February 2013: More than 50 side and social events will be hosted on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16). Topics covered will include transnational wildlife crime, elephants, rhinos, saiga antelopes, sharks and manta rays, geckos, and snow leopards.

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CITES Highlights Results of Operation Cobra [viewed]

Operation Cobra18 February 2013: John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), has welcomed the results achieved by Operation Cobra, a month long cross-continent joint operation to combat illegal wildlife trade.

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CITES Secretariat Publishes Recommendations on Listing Proposals [viewed]

CITES11 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) published its recommendations on the proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention. The Secretariat consulted bodies concerned with the conservation and sustainable use of marine species and timber species about these proposals, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), which convened an Expert Advisory Panel to examine the proposals related to commercially-exploited aquatic species in detail. 

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Event: Roundtable on Combating Transnational Organized Wildlife and Forest Crime for Ministers and High-level Representatives [viewed]

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), in close coordination with Thailand, is organizing a roundtable discussion on combating transnational organized wildlife and forest crime for ministers and high-level representatives. The event will be held 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 CoP16).  

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Event: First Global Meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks [viewed]

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), in close collaboration with the US Department of State, is organizing the first global meeting of the wildlife enforcement networks. The event will be held 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 CoP16).  

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Event: 63rd Meeting of the Standing Committee [viewed]

The 63rd Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee, will address: arrangements for the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties; potential conflicts of interest; cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); and other issues.  

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IUCN/TRAFFIC Report Submitted to CITES Highlights Status, Conservation and Trade in Rhino [viewed]

22 January 2013: A new Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) notification highlights that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/Species Survival Commission African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups and TRAFFIC Final Report referred to in CITES Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. CoP15) was received by the Secretariat in late December 2012 and is now available.

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CMS Comments on CITES Marine Listing Proposals [viewed]

30 January 2013: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat announced that comments have been provided to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat on the marine species proposals for listing on CITES Appendix I or II at the forthcoming 16th Conference of the Parties in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3-14 March 2013.

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CITES Reveals New Logo Celebrating 40 Years of Convention [viewed]

January 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced a new logo to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Convention.

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