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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.

CITES contributes to the largest gathering of InforMEA

Over 20 global and regional Conventions, five UN agencies, two observers as well as an array of partners, gathered in Montreux on 5-8 June 2018 with the aim of improving access and sharing of information to assist Parties to more eff

CITES holds first workshop on the legal acquisition of wildlife

Geneva, 20 June 2018 – Over 80 participants representing 31 Parties, 6 Intergovernmental Organizations and more than 10 non-governmental organizations and academic institutions from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas met in Brussels from 13 to 15 June to help design guidelines for the making o

CITES CoP18 preparations taking shape in Sri Lanka

Secretariat staff recently returned from a reconnaissance visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka to discuss preparations for CoP18 with officials from the host Government.

CITES-led training workshop for Central Asia leads to concrete outcomes


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Parties in Central Asia commit to improve national CITES frameworks