CITES at work

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the First Pangolin Range States workshop. Read more

CITES CoP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa. See more

WTO-CITES co-publication marks 20 years of cooperation on sustainable development. Read more

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Times Square, New York, the United States of America. Read more

Successful operation highlights growing international cooperation to combat wildlife crime. Read more

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the 71st IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit.

IATA and CITES to cooperate on reducing illegal trade in wildlife. Read more.

CITES Secretariat welcomes GEF funding to fight illegal trade in wildlife. See more.

CITES calendar

  • 30 June 2015: Addressing Illegal Wildlife Trade: a major threat to World Heritage natural sites, WCCB, Bonn, Germany.

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  • 1 July 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 28th meeting of the Animals Committee (Tel Aviv, Israel, 30 August - 3 September 2015)
  • 14-16 July: Basic CITES workshop for inspectors, Costa Rica
  • 21-24 July: FAO Expert Consultation on “Establishing Guidelines for Catch Documentation Schemes to Improve the Traceability of Fishery Products” 21-24 July 2015, Rome, Italy. Click here to view the agenda
  • 20 August 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 22nd meeting of the Plants Committee (19-23 October 2015, Georgia)