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CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated ivory in Sri Lanka

A good week for wildlife – CITES meeting takes bold decisions in fight against illicit wildlife trafficking and on ensuring sustainability. See more

World’s wildlife trade regulator meets to assess compliance with multilateral rules, strengthen measures to prevent extinctions and tackle illicit trafficking. See more

CITES and Trade Agreements – Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime and to Achieve Sustainable Development. See more.

Countdown to CITES CoP17, Johannesburg, South Africa

CITES calendar

  • 15-19 February:

    2nd Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks San Jose, Costa Rica.

  • 22-28 February:

    4th plenary session of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • 22-26 February: 15th Session of FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade, Agadir, Morocco
  • 3 March 2016:

    World Wildlife Day 2016 – The future of wildlife is in our hands. Click here to see the event website

  • 21-25 March: FAO Regional Workshop on "National and regional good practices in seafood traceability in Asia", Kochi, India