26 August - 1 September 2019
The Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are convening in Geneva until Wednesday 28 August, for the CITES triennial World Wildlife Conference (18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties). The meeting opened on 17 August, expressing deep condolences to Sri Lanka and praising the country's commitment to the Convention.
Interested in what is happening at Palexpo? Read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and follow #CITESCoP18 on social networks. An updated on the updates on decisions made on proposals to amend Appendices I and II at CoP18 is available on the CITES website. Watch the Opening ceremony of the Conference and other side events taking place in the margins of the Conference on our facebook page. Read also about the Wildlife enforcement networks from around the world meeting to further strengthen collaborative efforts against wildlife crime.
Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region.
Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive. Stay tuned and follow us also on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, or visit regularly our website for additional updates.
Various inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations have expressed their concern about the recent fires in the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, of major importance to the global environment.
"The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate, of biodiversity and of pollution." Read the full statement by the UN Environment Programme Executive Director, Inger Andersen.
Read IUCN Statement, calling on the Brazilian and other governments and citizens to help halt the fires in Amazonia.
Read WWF Statement on Brazilian Amazon Forest Fires.
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
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The events taking place this week
Un polard judiciaire dans lequel un couple d’agriculteurs riche en rien, si ce n’est de ses anciennes cultures, se retrouve contraint de faire appel à une avocate pour sauver son lopin et son travail séculaire.
The 183 Parties to CITES will adopt decisions and resolutions ( 56 proposals) to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conference.
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