21 April 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
Today, the Species Survival Network (SSN) sent a letter of welcome to
the newly appointed Secretary General of the Convention on
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Scanlon was the Principal Advisor on Policy and Programme to United
Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner.
SSN's letter to Mr. Scanlon, SSN President Will Travers remarked that,
"...each CITES Secretary General has left his own indelible mark
on the Convention and the work of the CITES Secretariat." He further
provided a general description of some of SSN's priorities for CITES
work including enforcement and implementation of the Convention and the
importance of science based information in the making of non-detriment
looks forward to working with Mr. Scanlon in the coming years to ensure
that CITES plays the most effective role possible in the conservation
of the world's wildlife.