CITES at work

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

Congratulations to Secretariat staff Penny and Victoria on receiving UN silver medal for 25 years of service.

Call for wildlife conservation illustrated through inspiring artworks from people around the world. See more

CITES Secretary-General visits Samoa to promote stronger representation in CITES by Pacific island countries and to support enhanced implementation. See more

Joint CITES and UNEP workshop on national CITES legislation for African countries, 4-5 April 2016, Nairobi. See more.

World Wildlife Day 2016 generates huge show of support for wildlife. See more

Transport sector steps up to fight illicit wildlife trafficking. See more

Official logo for CITES CoP17 unveiled, for more on CoP17 click here

New World Wildlife Day website launched. Add your event and let the world know!

Countdown to CITES CoP17, Johannesburg, South Africa

CITES calendar

  • 25 April-07 May:

    20th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. Montreal, Canada.

  • 23-27 May: 20th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), La Réunion >> more information
  • 11-15 July: 32nd Session of FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), Rome, Italy
  • 11-15 July: FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) 32nd Session, Rome, Italy
  • 01-10 September:

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