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Media invited to register for the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa


Media invited to register for the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa


The 183rd Party to CITES: Tonga

26 August 2016:  The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Kingdom of Tonga as the 183rd Party to CITES.

Current rules on commercial international trade in elephant ivory under CITES and Proposals to CITES CoP17

Statement by the CITES Secretariat

21 July, 2016


One month left to register to attend CITES CoP17 - the World Wildlife Conference!

Regional joint preparatory meetings for CITES CoP17 and CBD COP13

Regional joint preparatory meetings for CITES and CBD
meetings of CoP and COP/MOP in 2016

Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean / Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific / Oceania

Kenya is set to burn 105 tonnes of ivory – what does CITES, the world’s wildlife trade regulator, say?

The CITES Secretary-General will be amongst the special guests attending the ivory burn
on 30 April in Nairobi hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Concrete measures agreed to tackle illicit trafficking in Siamese rosewood

Government of Thailand hosts the 2nd Regional Dialogue on Preventing
Illegal Logging and Trade of Siamese Rosewood

CITES highlights its contribution to sustainable forest management on International Day of Forests 2016

Today is the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80% of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They play a vital role in storing water, regulating climate, preserving soils and nurturing biodiversity, and provide important economic and social services. 

CITES Secretary-General's statement on outcomes of World Wildlife Day 2016

The global community observed UN World Wildlife Day for the third time on 3 March 2016 with countries and people from right across the globe rallying around the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.

This special day for wildlife on the UN calendar has once again given the world a chance to reconnect with our planet’s wild side and to acknowledge our collective responsibility to bring illegal wildlife trade to an end.

Call for entries: poster design contest for World Wildlife Day 2016