Johannesburg, South Africa, 26th September 2016—As the 17th Conference to the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17) gets underway, the Chinese delegation has unveiled an exhibition showcasing the recent actions undertaken to implement the Convention in China.
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th September 2016—a fisheries management body has written to the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to report that many Parties are failing to co-operate with its trade regulations and even licencing illegal fishing vessels that catch Patagonian and Antarctic Toothfish in its waters.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th September—A new analysis finds the global ivory trade continued unabated in 2015 at the record levels recorded earlier in the decade, underlining the need for renewed efforts to disrupt the criminal networks orchestrating the trade.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 23rd September 2016—The role of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in the international trafficking of protected wildlife will be under scrutiny today in the lead up to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that gets fully underway this Saturday.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 22nd September 2016—as the world marks World Rhino Day, delegates from more than 180 countries are arriving in South Africa for a critical wildlife trade meeting where the international efforts to address record poaching levels of Africa’s rhinos will be one of many issues under close scrutiny.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2016—80 influential guests from the public and private sector attended a World Rhino Day art event opening in Hanoi that promotes zero-tolerance towards illegal wildlife consumption and provides an alternative way to affirm prestige.
Beijing, China, 20th September 2016—A rapid survey of physical and online markets has found widespread evidence of ongoing illegal trade in pangolin scales but an apparently reduced market for pangolin meat in China.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 16th September 2016—100 master trainers, transport company managers and drivers have all pledged to become champions for wildlife protection by promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and adopting zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened species, in particular rhino horn.