CITES at work

China destroyed 662 kg of confiscated elephant ivory on 29 May. See CITES Secretary-General's remarks.

National Workshops to strengthen Judicial Capacity in environmental and wildlife law cases, Panama, 14-15  May 2015

CITES and UNEP support strengthening of wildlife laws. Read more.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment.

CITES welcomes the European Union as the 181st Party. Read more.

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the ICCWC high-level side event at the 13th UN Crime Congress.

CITES calendar

  • 23-24 June: Basic CITES workshop for inspectors, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 1 July 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 28th meeting of the Animals Committee (Tel Aviv, Israel, 30 August - 3 September 2015)
  • 14-16 July: Basic CITES workshop for inspectors, Costa Rica
  • 20 August 2015: Deadline for submission of documents for the 22nd meeting of the Plants Committee (19-23 October 2015, Georgia)
  • 30 August-03 September: Twenty-eighth meeting of the Animals Committee
  • 08-09 October: Meeting of Member Countries of the FAO Committee on Fisheries to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Vigo, Spain