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Is CITES failing humanity?
Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

Two meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will always be memorable to me because of the lessons they taught every delegate and participant – and, like CoP 17, they both took place in Southern Africa.

The first was the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties held in Gaborone, Botswana in 1983. It was my first after having been appointed Secretary General of CITES and I was filled with energy and hope for the vision I had for my new role – overseeing international agreements for the sustainable utilisation of terrestrial and marine wildlife resources, in a way that never threatens their survival and is always human-centred.

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Malaysian ports play active environmental role
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:44
Sign in Tanjung Piai

Amidst the hive of development activities in the Iskandar Malaysia region, it may be easy to overlook the significant environmental value of the ecosystems such as mangroves and seagrasses.

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Weapons of destruction
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:59

Australian federal government hypocrisy as refugee boats are sunk in tuna zone

When the Australian Labor Party, under pressure from the Greens, opened the nation's borders to alleged refugees, they unwound the Coalition’s Border Protection Policy and allowed some 32,000 potential Labor and Green voters and 545 vessels into Australian waters.

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Sen. Boswell gives speech to Australian Senate
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:13


On the 20th of June, Australia's Senator for Queensland, Ron Boswell, gave a speech to the Australian Senate regarding the Labor Government's controversial 'Marine Reserves' bill that was announced earlier this month. A transcript of the speech is included below in full:

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Malaysia: linking tourism to conservation
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 09:47

The 2012 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, highlighted the development of the tourism sector in both Malaysia and at the global level.

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