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John Scanlon entered office as Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora in 2010. Internationally, Scanlon has served as head of the law program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), director of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, strategic advisor for the World Commission on Dams, and remains a member of the IUCN World Commissions on Environmental Law. In 2007, Scanlon joined the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a principal advisor and as a team leader of the Strategic Implementation Team where he led the development of the Medium-Term Strategy, a reform framework for UNEP.



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