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Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker
24/ 03/ 2010
Gorillas may have largely disappeared from large parts of the Greater Congo Basin by the mid 2020s unless urgent action is taken to safeguard habitats and counter poaching, says the United Nations and INTERPOL
More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES
22/ 03/ 2010
Three years after a similar proposal was rejected at the Hague meeting, delegates have defeated for the second time the attempt to list some additional precious corals in CITES.
Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
22/ 03/ 2010
The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.
New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention
19/ 03/ 2010
The Convention's Chemical Review Committee based its recommendation on a review of national regulatory actions to ban these chemicals, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment.
CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching
15/ 03/ 2010
Delegates and enforcement experts attending the CITES summit in Qatar will discuss this week the perilous state of tigers in the wild and the nature of poaching and illegal trade in tigers.
John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary-General of CITES John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary-General of CITES
13/ 03/ 2010
John Scanlon, a top advisor at the United Nations Environment Programme, has been named as the new Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
Climate change and POPs focus of new international study Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
12/ 03/ 2010
The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.
CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules
12/ 03/ 2010
Some 1,500 delegates representing more than 170 governments, indigenous peoples, non-governmental organizations and businesses will attend the triennial world conference of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which kicks off in Doha on 13 March.

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