Date : July 9, 2019
Current status of CITES and discussion on elephant conservation in Africa and Japan’s ivory markets
post date : 2019.07.04
The eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from August 17, 2019.
Ahead of this conference, the FPCJ has invited two briefers who have been involved in CITES for many years to discuss the recent international discourse on closing the domestic markets for elephant ivory, in addition to successful case studies of elephant conservation in Namibia.
*The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Date: July 9 (Tues), 2019, 14:00-15:00
Briefers: 1. Eugene Lapoint (Former Secretary General of the CITES Secretariat)
2. Malan Lideque (Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism
of the Government of Namibia)
Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)
Language: English only
【Reservation required: 40 openings available】
Due to the size of the venue, please apply in advance.
Thank you for your understanding.
*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).
*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.