CITES at work

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the 28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee.

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade. See more.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

CITES Secretariat welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife. See more.

ICCWC's extensive network and global reach. For more details on ICCWC, see more.

CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock today to discuss continued collaboration in combating ‪‎wildlife crime‬. See more.

CITES welcomes EU as 181st Party. See more.

CITES calendar

  • 07-11 September:

    Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 11th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB11), Olhão, Portugal >>> more information

  • 07-11 September:

    XIV World Forestry Congress, Durban, South Africa - Click here to view the Draft programme

  • 8 September 2015:

    ITTO and CITES: collaboration on threatened tropical tree species side event at XIV World Forest Congress, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Click here to view the agenda


  • 14-19 September: Informal Consultations on "Oceans and the Law of the Sea" - First Round, New York, USA >>> more information
  • 27 September 2015:

    Tackling wildlife and forest crime - High-level Remarks and Reception, WCS Central Park Zoo, New York. - Click here to view the Invitation