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CITES Secretariat presents its final assessment of and recommendations on species listing proposals for #CITESCoP18

The CITES Secretariat has now posted Document 105.1, presenting its final assessments of the proposals to amend Appendices I and II of the Convention. These 57 proposals submitted by Parties to CITES for consideration at CoP18 address a wide range of wild plants and animals. The detailed assessments and recommendations can be found in an annex to the document here.

Countries home to Saiga antelopes develop new roadmap to save the species

Bonn/Geneva, 12 April 2019 – Range States have agreed on a set of concrete conservation priorities guiding the work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning the Restoration, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes (Saiga spp.) up to 2025.

Towards better protection of internationally traded African tree species listed in CITES

Some 30 experts from 12 CITES Parties met in Dar es Salaam from 7 to 15 March 2019 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Africa hosted by the CITES Management Authority of the United Republic of Tanzania. The CITES Secretariat, with support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), organized the meeting through the CITES Tree Species Programme.

ASEAN member States pledge strong action against illegal trade in wildlife

Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on 21 and 22 March 2019 convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at a Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade, hosted by Thailand as the 2019 Chair of ASEAN.

CITES pays tribute to Dr. Bradnee Chambers

The CITES Secretariat shares with you the sad news of the passing of Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a sister convention to CITES.

Second international training workshop on improving CITES implementation for source codes and captive-bred and artificially propagated specimens concludes in El Salvador

First Meeting of Range States for the Joint CITES–CMS African Carnivore Initiative

The First Range State Meeting of the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivore Initiative (ACI1) was held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Bonn, Germany. It brought together representatives of 31 African countries that are range States to the four iconic carnivore species covered by the African Carnivore Initiative, namely the African lion (Panthera leo), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), leopard (Panthera pardus) and African wild dog (Lycaon pictus).

Statement concerning a circular issued by China’s State Council on the use of rhinoceroses and tigers and their products

The CITES Secretariat has received queries from the media and the general public concerning a Circular issued by China’s State Council on Strictly Controlling the Operation and Utilization of Rhinoceros and Tigers and Their Products which was published by the Government of China on 29 October 2018.

CITES further recognized as a crucial conservation tool that benefits wildlife conservation and livelihoods of rural communities

Largest CITES and livelihoods workshop showcases CITES success stories from all 6 continents

Five UN entities join forces to help strengthening CITES legislation in Central, West and Southern Africa

Representatives of 19 African countries gathered at a Symposium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 11 to 12 September 2018 to identify ways to strengthen their national legal frameworks for the sustainable management of and trade in wild fauna and flora and to better address illicit trafficking in wildlif