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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.
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.
Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market
05/ 03/ 2010
Five hundred were expected but more than 1,000 private and public sector participants from Africa and elsewhere turned out for the second Africa Carbon Forum, all hoping to tap the potential of greenhouse gas emission offset projects on the continent.
World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development
26/ 02/ 2010
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.
'Eye on Earth' Summit Planned in Abu Dhabi 'Eye on Earth' Summit Planned in Abu Dhabi
25/ 02/ 2010
A multi-partner initiative is calling upon all major players to bridge the global environmental knowledge gap.

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