CITES at work

CITES and UNEP support strengthening of wildlife laws. Read more.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment.

CITES welcomes the European Union as the 181st Party. Read more.

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the ICCWC high-level side event at the 13th UN Crime Congress.

ICCWC calls for wildlife and forest crime to be treated as serious crime. See more.

Mr Ravala Beboarimisa, the recently appointed Minister of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forests of Madagascar, visited the CITES Secretariat on 23 March. CITES implementation in Madagascar and measures that could be implemented to combat illegal trade in rosewood from the country were discussed.

CITES calendar

  • 11-15 May: 6th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the ​​​Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
  • 1 July 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 28th meeting of the Animals Committee (Tel Aviv, Israel, 30 August - 3 September 2015)
  • 20 August 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 22nd meeting of the Plants Committee (19-23 October 2015, Georgia)
  • 30 August-03 September: Twenty-eighth meeting of the Animals Committee
  • 08-09 October: Meeting of Member Countries of the FAO Committee on Fisheries to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Vigo, Spain
  • 19-23 October: 22nd meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, Georgia