Biggest Seizure of Live Scorpions in France

On 18 and 22 September, the customs of the French Airport of Roissy have seized 119 live scorpions. The "Pandinus dictator" were listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The scorpions were intended to be sold in the USA as exotic pets. 

More on http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/biggest-seizure-live-scorpions-france

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Press Release: CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature have signed an agreement this week to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region.

More on: http://www.iucn.org/media/news_releases/?21814/CITES-and-IUCN-bolster-collaboration-in-tackling-poaching–and-illegal-wildlife-trade

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