CITES at work

China and CITES Secretariat to tackle the demand for illegal ivory. See the press release.

National Ivory Action Plan web portal now available here.

Colombia hosts international workshop for ensuring sustainable trade in sharks listed in CITES. See more.

The CITES Virtual College now available in Chinese. See more.

CITES supports INTERPOL Operation to locate environmental criminals. See more.

Newly released UN Endangered Species stamps feature CITES-listed aquatic species including sharks and manta ray. See more.

CITES calendar

  • 27-29 January: Meeting of the Standing Committee Working Group on Special Reporting Requirements, CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 28-29 January: Workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade, Hangzhou, China
  • 02-06 February: 'Towards Zero Poaching' Symposium, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 11-14 February: CITES Ministerial dialogue and senior officials meeting for key States concerned with the illegal trade in rhinoceros horn, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 11-13 February: Workshop “Showcasing successful livelihoods experiences: assess and address impacts of CITES decisions on livelihoods” , Bay of Cispata, Colombia