The 169th Party: the
Republic of Cape Verde
The Depositary Government of the Convention (the Government of the
Swiss Confederation) has informed the Secretariat that the Republic
of Cape Verde deposited its instrument of accession to CITES on
10 August 2005. The date of entry into force of the Convention for
Cape Verde will be 8 November 2005.
Cape Verde will be the 20th State to become a Party to CITES since
the adoption of the Strategic Vision Through 2005 at the 11th meeting
of the Conference of the Parties. Objective
6.1 of the Strategic Vision is "To secure at least 20 more
Parties to the Convention by 2005 …" The accession of
Cape Verde therefore marks the achievement of this objective.
The accession by Cape Verde included the acceptance of the Gaborone
amendment but did not indicate the national authorities.
Cape Verde is an African country consisting of a group of islands
in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is situated to the west of Senegal.
The capital city of Cape Verde is Praia. The official language is
Map of Cape Verde