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Date : July 9, 2019

Video report: Current status of CITES and discussion on elephant conservation in Africa and Japan’s ivory markets

post date : 2019.07.11

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 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.


The briefing had a total of 19 participants, including journalists from France.


Material 1. CITES and southern Africa  2. Media Brief

- Theme: Protecting Japan from Increasing Cyber Attacks—Current State of and Issues for Cybersecurity 

- 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)

- Date: July 9 (Tues), 2019, 14:00-15:00

- Language: English only


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