Oceans support life on our planet much the same way as trees do - regulating climate, producing oxygen, absorbing CO2 and providing nourishment; without the oceans we don’t have a green 🌎, explains the #WWD2019 poster designer @patrickgeorge_illustration #WorldWildlifeDay #LifeBelowWater #MarineSpecies
The number of #giraffes have gone down by 40% over the last three decades. A proposal has been submitted by Chad, Senegal, Niger, Mali and Kenya to include #giraffe under international trade controls and the proposal will be considered at #CITES #CoP18 in May 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
South Africa's Minister Molewa announces 2017 #rhino poaching toll as 1028, down by 26 on last year's 1054. High-point was 1215 rhino poached in 2014, up from 13 in 2007. Great to see upward trend halted. There is still a long way to go to end rhino poaching, but we are on the right track to win the fight!
Season’s greetings from #CITES We wish everyone a prosperous 2018!
Chinese Customs seized 11.9 tonnes of scales of #pangolins taken from an estimated 20,000 pangolins, the biggest seizure in the country, as #CITES Standing Committee addresses illegal trade in these most trafficked mammals this week. Photo: @adriansteirn #CITESspecies #species #wildlife #animals #endangered #SC69
United States: The Trump administration has decided to hold off reversing ban on #elephant #trophy import. President Trump announced this with his latest tweet saying "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you! "
This is one of the three sets of a special series of the @UnitedNations #EndangeredSpecies Stamps issued ion 24 September 2016, the first day of #CITES #CoP17 to mark the largest ever gathering of the Parties to CITES, also known as the World #Wildlife Conference. #CITESspecies #lion #rhino #animal #animals #CITESstamps #CITESspeciesonStamps #stamp #stampcollection #philately #philatelist #philatelic
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica ) has an extremely distinctive appearance with an enlarged nose that hangs down over the mouth. Today they are found in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Saiga antelope was included in CITES Appendix II in 1995. Saiga antelope will be one of the 12 CITES-listed #species to appear on the 25th edition of the UN #EndangeredSpecies Stamps featuring CITES species to be released on 3 March 2018 on the occasion of the @UnitedNations #WorldWildlifeDay #CITESspecies
This is heartbreaking! Pregnant #rhino mom and calf were both shot dead by poachers this morning at Pilanesberg National Park in #SouthAfrica The horns are still on as the poachers were interrupted. There is still a long way to go to save the rhinos. But a global collective effort is underway and we are doing all we can to help countries defeat the criminals behind these serious #wildlife crimes. Video courtesy of Nico Jacobs of Rhino 911 #CITES
Meet Maggie, the sniffer dog at Hong Kong airport. Dogs are not only man's best friends, they help protect #wildlife too. Maggie has sniffed out many #EndangeredSpecies products including elephant ivory and rhino horn when deployed at the busy Hong Kong airport. In this picture, she found out dried #seahorses protected under #CITES Isn't she amazing?