CITES at work

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

Two senior staff, Marceil Yeater and Marcos Silva, have recently retired from the CITES Secretariat. The CITES Secretariat most sincerely thanks Marci and Marcos for their combined contribution of 25 years of outstanding service to CITES.

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts endorsed by UN General Assembly in annual resolution on Sustainable Fisheries. See more

OIE and CITES agree to collaborate on animal health and welfare issues worldwide to safeguard biodiversity and protect animals. See more

Global alliance celebrates 5 years’ achievements in combating wildlife crime. See more

Corruption and illegal trade in wildlife - Presentation by John E. Scanlon, 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption. 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.

  • 22-26 February: 15th Session of FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade, Agadir, Morocco
  • 22-28 February:

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

  • 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