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An arrk and 9 tuned notes

25 Nov 2022

An arrk and 9 tuned notes

Press release CITES CoP19 n°6 – Continuation and End
Panama

Arrk !

The whole world agrees to oppose deforestation in the Amazon. However, for the Brazilwood (Paubrasilia echinata), CITES is sensitive to the music of chainsaws and is not concerned about the disappearance of Brazil’s last Atlantic forests. Among the trees that have fallen victim is the Brazilwood, whose wood is used for bows and bow blanks for violins and other string instruments (see the paragraph on Brazilwood in the press release “Panama, the great sellout of wild animals and plants”, Nov 14, 2022).

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(Français) Corrida : la reine psychotoxique

24 Nov 2022

(Français) Corrida : la reine psychotoxique

Only in French.

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CITES : 11 ups and one down

23 Nov 2022

CITES : 11 ups and one down

Press release CITES CoP19 n°5
Panama

Diplomatic tensions

By taking a close look at all the proposals for Appendix I or Appendix II listings, the Chinese delegation found 15 “inaccuracies” with regard to the qualifications of Hong Kong, Macao and especially Taiwan. “Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory. The “one China” principle is one of the fundamental norms governing international relations. Any act that creates “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan” violates international law.”

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The ups and downs of CITES

21 Nov 2022

The ups and downs of CITES

Press release CITES CoP19 n°4
Panama

Pineapple sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas), giant sea cucumber (T. anax) and red-lined sea cucumber (T. rubralineata)
The proposal by the European Union, the Seychelles and the United States to list the 3 species of the genus Thelenota in Appendix II was accepted by 97 votes in favour with 16 against and 15 abstentions. The listing will come into force after 18 months. France, which initiated the proposal, stressed the key role of sea cucumbers in ecosystems. In the seabed, sea cucumbers have a role comparable to that of earthworms.

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Good news for macaques

18 Nov 2022

Good news for macaques

Press release CITES CoP19 n°3
Panama

On November 16, authorities arrested Masphal Kry, Director of Wildlife and Biodiversity at Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in the transit zone of John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. Masphal Kry was traveling to Panama. He was expected to be the head of Cambodia’s delegation to the plenary session of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

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Good day for trees

18 Nov 2022

Good day for trees

Press release CITES CoP19 n°2
Panama

Ipê. Latin America and the Caribbean including French Guiana
The proposal by Colombia, Panama and the European Union to list ipês in Appendix II (regulation of international trade) was adopted by 86 votes in favour, with 17 against and 18 abstentions. Appendix II will not eliminate the harvesting of ipês. Their marketing will be subject to annoying administrative checks for forest operators and buyers. The smugglers’ activities will also be more complicated.

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Panama, the great sellout of wild animals and plants

14 Nov 2022

Panama, the great sellout of wild animals and plants

Press release CITES CoP19 n°1

The 19th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) open today, Monday, November 14, in Panama City, the capital city of Panama, and will end on Friday, November 25. The global legal wildlife trade is worth an annual minimum 100 billion dollars. Trafficking fuelled by poaching and smuggling brings in between 7 billion and 23 billion US$ each year to international mafias.

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A convoy at risk between Scotland and Turkey

28 Oct 2022

A convoy at risk between Scotland and Turkey

Between the night of Wednesday, October 18 and the dawn of Monday, October 24, a convoy coming from Northern Scotland went back and forth and zigzagged in the Bay of Seine. It consisted of the Marshall Islands-flagged tug Rota Endurance and the oil drilling platform Ocean Nomad (*), previously Marshall Islands-flagged, shortened to Nom just prior departing from Northern Scotland.

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“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin

25 Oct 2022

“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin (pdf, 271 pages – 9.5 Mo)
1,854 events with references, analysed between September 1 and December 31, 2021.
506 iconographic documents.
Twelve maps and historical archives.

In 19 days, the 19th plenary meeting of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) will take place in Panama City with the participation of Robin des Bois, the Franz Weber Foundation and the Brigitte Bardot Foundation which support “On the Trail”.

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(Français) Transport maritime de marchandises : comment freiner cette pollution exponentielle?

25 Oct 2022

(Français) Transport maritime de marchandises : comment freiner cette pollution exponentielle?

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