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CITES provides a safety net for our precious marine life

For use of the media only; not an official document. PRESS RELEASE CITES provides a safety net for our precious marine life On the eve of the UN Oceans Conference, CITES Secretary-General joins H.E. the Prime Minister of Fiji at a ceremony to mark the return of over a hundred polished whale tooth, known as a tabua. Geneva /Nadi, 29 May 2017 : Today the Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimaram was joined by CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon, in a culturally significant event held in Nadi, Fiji to mark the repatriation of over a hundred tabua, the polished tooth of the CITES-listed sperm whale, that were seized by New Zealand’s authorities. This high-level ceremony marks the start of two weeks of events around the world, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, in which CITES is supporting the world’s oceans. “Today in Nadi, we s...

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