Xi’an, China, December 2017—More than 70 enforcement officials from the provinces of Shanxi, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Xinjiang, attended the Northwest China CITES  enforcement training workshop, which was co-organized by TRAFFIC and the Xi’an Branch of the China CITES Management Authority.
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Montreal, Canada, 12th December 2017—The issue of sustainable wildlife management in all its dimensions—ranging from sustainability tools and engagement of local communities to food security and sustainable livelihoods—is receiving growing attention from biodiversity conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
New analyses reveal elephant poaching and global ivory trafficking continue at high unsustainable levels in 2016
Geneva, Switzerland, 25th October 2017—new analyses find the elephant poaching situation in Africa and levels of global ivory trafficking remain as critical threats to the survival of Africa’s iconic pachyderms.
Hong Kong, 4th October 2017—Four additional shark species, including all species of thresher sharks and the silky shark, today became officially protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), although WWF and TRAFFIC caution that progress in protecting such threatened species will only be meaningful if previous and current measures are implemented effectively.
Tokyo, Japan, June 2017–Late last month, Japan’s Diet (Parliament) passed revised legislation tightening regulations on domestic wildlife trade, including those governing ivory trade.
Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher scrutiny of worked ivory movements.
Xi’an, China, December 2016—more than 50 officers from government departments in Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia provinces were joined for the first time by representatives from the Shaanxi Postal Bureau for two days of training on implementation of measures under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) late last month.
Beihai, Guangxi, November 2016—Last month, around 60 Nanning Customs officials from the anti-smuggling and passenger inspection departments were trained in implementation of measures under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) during an event convened by the Guangxi branch of China’s CITES Management Authority (CITES MA) and TRAFFIC.