August 3, 2021

Regional stakeholders conclude productive webinar on Blue BioTrade

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On 22-23 March, UNCTAD in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) joined forces with authorities and chief fisheries officers from OECS countries to share information and build capacity towards lifting a trade suspension of queen conch and maximise […]

Rare Caribbean gecko given highest level of protection under CITES

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By Rebecca Drury From Fauna-Flora The Union Island gecko, found only in St Vincent & the Grenadines, is to be listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and our partners – the Union Island Environmental Attackers and the St Vincent & […]

Cayman Islands DOE reminder about caviar importation regulations

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From Cayman Islands Department of Environment Following the seizure of caviar at Owen Roberts International Airport last week, the public is reminded that it is necessary to have a permit to import the product. On 21 November a passenger arriving from Miami with caviar in their luggage did not have the required CITES permit, and […]

Cayman Islands rated as fully CITES compliant

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Further demonstrating the environment’s value to a wide range of local businesses, international trade involving certain animal and plant species can continue without the fear of suspension, now that Cayman Islands legislation has been rated fully compliant with all international standards related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and […]

Crime ‘threatens nearly half the world’s natural heritage sites’

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By Matt McGrath From BBC News Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening endangered species in some of the world’s most iconic natural sites, according to a report. Conservation charity WWF says almost half of the world’s 200 designated natural heritage sites are “plagued” by wildlife criminals. These include the last refuges for critically endangered […]

CITES and FAO join forces to conserve queen conch

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The FAO Subregional Office for the Caribbean and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have approved a project for joint capacity building for the implementation of decisions on regional cooperation on the management and trade of queen conch (Strombus gigas). These decisions […]

slaughter of whale sharks

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Planet’s biggest slaughter of whale sharks exposed in PuQi, Zhejiang Province, China Report from Wild Life Risk HONG KONG, 27 January 2014 – Hong Kong-based wildlife conservation NGO WildLifeRisk has revealed that at least one factory in China’s Zhejiang  Province  is  killing  over  600  whale  sharks  annually,  in  what appears to be the world’s largest […]