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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

CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Some 70 experts from 11 Parties were brought together in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean hosted by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

Experts meet in Indonesia to review progress made in implementing CITES tree species programme in Asia and enhancing trade regulation for agarwood

About 60 experts from 11 countries that are Party to CITES were brought together in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 29 June 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Asia and the Second Regional Workshop on the Management of Wild and Planted Agarwood Taxa, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry with support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) through the CITES Tree Species Programme.

World Ranger Day 2018

CITES salutes the world’s rangers and their work to protect wildlife

31 July 2018

World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty. It also celebrates the vital role that rangers play in protecting our natural resources.