CITES at work

UN issues stamps to commemorate the World Wildlife Conference as #CoP17 kicks off in South Africa. Read more

Sharks and rays high on CITES #CoP17 agenda. Read more

CITES and CBD Parties jointly prepare for key global meetings. Read more

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 calendar

  • 24 September-05 October:

    17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP), Johannesburg, South Africa. See CoP17 webpage.

  • 02-05 October:

    INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa 

  • 5 October 2016:

    68th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 20-28 October:

    66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Portorož, Slovenia.

  • 09-10 November:

    The 45th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Bonn, Germany. See the event page for more information.