CITES, known globally for the protection it provides to species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, also has a long history of regulating trade in marine species. See more from CITES Secretary General John E. Scanlon: [ Goo.gl Link ]
It's International Day of Forests today! CITES is increasingly used by the world's governments to protect tree species - from 18 species in 1975 to over 900 species included in the CITES Appendices today. Read more at: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Bernard Chan says a year after the chief executive’s pledge to end the trade to try and reverse declining elephant numbers, a bill on how to implement change will soon be introduced in the Legislative Council
CITES Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17) calls on "all Parties and non-Parties in whose jurisdiction there is a legal domestic market for ivory that is contributing to poaching or illegal trade, take all necessary legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to close their domestic markets for commercial trade in raw and worked ivory as a matter of urgency".
Thai customs have confiscated 21 rhino horns with an estimated value of nearly $5 million in the biggest such seizure in Thailand for years, officials have said. Thailand has become a major transit point for the trade in endangered species to other Asian countries.
Unprecedented show of support for wildlife on UN World Wildlife Day - People around the world, particularly the youth, celebrate wildlife during the world’s most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. Read more: goo.gl/W7j3xL
Poaching levels continue to pose an immediate risk to the survival of African elephants with the overall poaching trends in 2016 showing Africa-wide elephant populations are still in decline, with serious threats to populations in Central and West Africa, and some improvements in parts of Eastern Af...