Side-Event Details

Title Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12)
Venue Pyeongchang, 6 - 17 October 2014
Side Event
Request ID 3297
Event title Strengthening capacities to combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Event Description The current dimension and growth in the illegal trade in wildlife products pose a significant risk both to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to social and economic development. Past and recent successes in conservation, protected area management and the governance of natural resources are being increasingly undermined and present an additional threat to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. This side event brings together experts and practitioners from different backgrounds and countries to present and explore examples and opportunities on how to strengthen capacities to reduce the illegal trade in wildlife products and leverage their contribution in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020.
Organization and Contact Person
Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network
Organization Address Dag-Hammarskoeld-Weg 1 - 5 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Acronym or short name GIZ & TRAFFIC
Contact Person Mr Klemens Riha
Job Title Advisor for Biodiversity
Phone +4922824934291
Mobile Phone +491709277012
Side-Event Management
Approved date/time 13/10/2014 18:15
Room/Level Hall G, Room 2 - Youth Meeting Room
Status Confirmed
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme