CITES
02/24/2017 at 10:25. Facebook
Exclusive: Leaked documents indicate that the European Union is now preparing a full ban of raw ivory

EU set to ban raw ivory exports from July

theguardian.com
CITES
02/23/2017 at 15:03. Facebook
Half of the world’s #wildlife was lost in last 40 years. Habit loss, over-exploitation, poaching and illicit trafficking are main threats. Youth can make a change! Find more on wildlifeday.org.

8 days left to #WorldWildlifeDay! Register your events and let your voice be heard: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
02/23/2017 at 14:44. Facebook
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02/20/2017 at 07:42. Facebook
Ugandan authorities seized a ton of illegal ivory and arrested three West Africans they believe were plotting to ship it abroad, an official said Saturday.

Uganda seizes ton of ivory, arrests 2 West African suspects

washingtonpost.com
CITES
02/18/2017. Facebook
Happy #WorldPangolinDay! All 8 #species of #pangolins, the most trafficked mammals on this planet, are now under the highest level of protection of #CITES following the decision made at CoP17 (Johannesburg, September 2016) to transfer all 8 species of pangolins (4 in Africa, 4 in Asia) in CITES Appendix I.
CITES
02/13/2017. Facebook
'What can I do to help elephants?' Let your #YoungVoices be heard. #DoOneThingToday for #WorldWildlifeDay!

'What can I do to help elephants?'

theguardian.com
CITES
02/12/2017. Facebook
Tomorrow is the last day to enter your photo into the CITES-led UN #WorldWildlifeDay 2017 photo competition "Through young eyes". Need inspirations? Here are some of the photos entered into the competition. Submit yours now at: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
02/12/2017. Facebook
CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon, met community members from Laikipia & Samburu Counties in Kenya last week during his visit to the Lewa Conservancy and Northern Rangelands Trust. Elephant poaching in Lewa and the Northern Rangelands Trust is down 50% since 2012 and zero rhino have been lost to poaching since 2013. Community+security+tourism initiatives like we see here are good for...
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02/10/2017. Facebook
CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon, addressed the EU Wildlife trafficking conference this week on the EU Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking one year after its adoption and on the outcomes of CITES CoP17. See the entire event including CITES SG's intervention: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
02/09/2017. Facebook
#WorldWildlifeDay (3 March) is just around the corner. The theme of this year is "Listen to the young voices". The youth can make a difference and we're already seeing positive impacts of youth engagement.

Will you #DoOneThingToday to help protect the world's #wildlife? Find more at [ Wildlifeday.org Link ] and submit your events at [ Goo.gl Link ] and let world know and let the #YoungVoices...
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02/04/2017. Facebook
3 March is the UN #WorldWildlifeDay. The theme of #WWD2017 is "Listen to the young voices". Are you celebrating the Day? Let the world know and let your #YoungVoices be heard! Submit your event here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
01/27/2017. Facebook
Kenya races against time to declare stocks of elephant ivory and rhino to the CITES Secretariat by February 28 to follow a CITES CoP17 decision.

Kenya races against time to declare to CITES stock of elephant ivory and rhino horn by Feb 28

the-star.co.ke
CITES
01/25/2017. Facebook
The CITES Secretariat requests Contracting Parties to CITES (182 countries plus the European Union) to mark elephant ivory and declare stocks by 28 February in accordance with a CoP17 decision. See more at: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
01/24/2017. Facebook
The CITES Secretariat is asking the 183 Contracting Parties to CITES (i.e. 182 countries plus the European Union) to declare rhino horn stocks by 28 February in accordance with a CITES CoP17 decision . See more at: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
01/20/2017. Facebook
Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction. All primates are protected by CITES through regulation of international trade. See more via the Guardian: [ Goo.gl Link ].
CITES
01/19/2017. Facebook
PHOTO CONTEST ALERT!

World Wildlife Day will take place on March 3rd this year, and a photo contest has been announced by CITES with a focus on listening to young voices!

Here's more on what kinds of images they are looking for:

"WWD2017 will be a day to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild animals and plants, to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that wildlife...
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CITES
01/14/2017. Facebook
The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2017 will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “Listen to young voices”. The CITES Secretariat, as the facilitator for the global celebration of the Day, launched today a photo competition for the youth around the world titled “Through young eyes”. See more at: goo.gl/YpOiWN
CITES
01/10/2017. Facebook
Tanzania welcomed China's latest decision to ban ivory trade and processing activities, saying the move marked a historic milestone in efforts to save the giant mammals from poaching.

Tanzanian Officials, Wildlife Advocates Hail China's Ivory Ban

allafrica.com
CITES
01/02/2017. Facebook
The game-changing decisions and new species listings adopted at CITES CoP17 come into effect today as the New Year starts. See more at: [ Goo.gl Link ]
CITES
12/31/2016. Facebook
China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 in response to a decision made at CITES CoP17 held in October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 - BBC News

bbc.com