CITES at work

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Kingdom of Tonga as the 183rd Party to CITES. Read more

Last of the 4 regional meetings in preparation for CITES CoP17 started in Antigua, Guatemala. See meeting documents and welcoming remarks by the Secretary-General.

CITES Secretariat presents its recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices - CITES #CoP17. Read more

Regional meeting for Pacific/Oceania in preparation for CITES CoP17 started in Apia, Samoa.  See meeting documents and welcoming remarks by the Secretary-General.

Regional meeting for Africa in preparation for CITES CoP17 started in Addis Ababa.  See meeting documents and welcoming remarks by the Secretary-General.

First of the 4 regional meetings in preparation for CITES CoP17 started in Bangkok. See meeting documents and welcoming remarks by the Secretary-General.

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks for regional preparatory meetings for CITES CoP17 and CBD COP13

CITES to provide targeted support for critical wildlife areas in Africa. See more

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

UN targets wildlife crime in the lead up to CITES CoP17. See more

Countdown to CITES CoP17, Johannesburg, South Africa

CITES calendar

  • 29 August-12 September: 2nd Session of Preparatory Commission on BBNJ, New York, USA
  • 01-10 September:

    6th International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. Hawaii, USA.

  • 12-15 September: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 12th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB), (location to be confirmed) >> more information
  • 16 September 2016:

    Deadline for submission of credentials by Parties for CoP17

  • 23 September 2016:

    67th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Johannesburg, South Africa.