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CITES welcomes G20 declaration on combating corruption related to illegal wildlife trade

John Scanlon

In the G20 Leaders Declaration, “Shaping an interconnected world”, released on Saturday, July 8, 2017 after meeting in Hamburg, Germany, G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to address illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products, particularly through combating corruption. The leaders stated: “We will intensify our fight against corruption related to illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products. Wildlife trafficking is a threat ...

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How Nigeria strives to achieve biodiversity conservation targets, by CBD

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Government is ensuring the participation of Nigerians in wildlife enforcement, while limiting conservation to specific areas that does not conflict with the interests of the local communities. This is aimed at addressing challenges relating to the fact that conservation areas include the traditional hunting grounds of the communities living around such areas, so as not to deny them their hunting ...

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International Day for Biodiversity: CITES applauds as Nepal destroys confiscated wildlife parts

Bengal tigers

At the occasion of the destruction of confiscated and other wildlife parts at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, which was timed to coincide with the International Day for Biodiversity on Monday, May 22 2017, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), John E. Scanlon, commended Nepal for fulfilling CITES requirements. At the event, ...

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CITES battles illegal wildlife trade in Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso

CITES

On Tuesday, March 7 2017, at the Triple Point in the heart of Park W, where the territories of Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso meet, the General Directors of the wildlife management agencies from each of the three countries signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration in wildlife law enforcement in this critical wildlife area. This effectively gives the “green light” to ...

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Campaign on endangered species’ awareness launched

John E. Scanlon, the Secretary-General of CITES

In support of an ongoing commitment to save the world’s most endangered species, Discovery Communications and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) summit a multiplatform campaign to raise awareness and reduce demand for illegally sold ...

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Sharks, rays high on CITES COP17 Agenda

Silky sharks

Delegates to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that began on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be asked to consider bringing more sharks and rays under CITES trade controls. This entails adding silky sharks, thresher sharks and devil rays to the ...

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IUCN attributes vilest African elephant losses to poaching

elephant-poaching

Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past 10 years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched on Sunday at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is said to be an authoritative source of knowledge ...

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Govts urged to impose restrictions on pangolins trade

pangolin

Environmentalists have urged governments attending a global wildlife conference in South Africa this month to impose maximum restrictions on the trade of endangered pangolins, a scaly mammal that is the inspiration for two Pokemon characters. The long-snouted, nocturnal pangolin, the size of a small dog and found in Africa and Southeast Asia, is the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal, according to the ...

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Nigeria ready to tackle illicit wildlife trade – Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

The Federal Ministry of Environment with the collaboration of sister agencies has spread its tentacles across the nation’s borders to check the illegal trading in wildlife. Minister of the Environment, Amina J. Mohammed, who announced this in a message to commemorate the World Environment Day celebration in Lagos, also enjoined all Nigerians to join in the war against the illegal ...

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NESREA seeks support to curb poaching, wildlife trade

Lawrence-Anukam

Communities in Nigeria have been urged to support efforts to preserve the remaining wildlife resources from extinction by guarding their forests against poachers. The call was made by the Lagos State Coordinator, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Mr Nosa Aigbedion, at an event on Monday 06 June 2016 by the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) to mark this ...

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