CITES at work

CITES CoP17 – A CoP of “Firsts” and a Turning Point for the World’s Wildlife. Read more

Largest ever World Wildlife Conference hailed as a ‘game changer’. Read more

UN issues stamps to commemorate the World Wildlife Conference as #CoP17 kicks off in South Africa. Read more

Sharks and rays high on CITES #CoP17 agenda. Read more

CITES and CBD Parties jointly prepare for key global meetings. Read more

CITES Secretariat presents its recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices - CITES #CoP17. Read more

CITES calendar

  • 20-28 October:

    66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Portorož, Slovenia.

  • 09-10 November:

    The 45th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Bonn, Germany. See the event page for more information.

  • 17-18 November:

    Ha Noi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Please visit the conference website for more information.

  • 04-17 December:

    Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Cancún, Mexico.

  • 04-17 December:

    CBD COP 13, COP/MOP 8 to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and COP/MOP 2 to the Nagoya Protocol on  Access and Benefit-sharing, Cancún, Mexico. More information could be found at