CITES at work

Countdown begins for #CITESCoP17, dedicated web portal launched. See more.

TED-type talk by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon on legal and illegal wildlife trade at the Wildlife Forum during XIV World Forestry Congress 2015. See more

200 science experts advise on trade levels and conservation status of CITES-listed animals. See more.

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 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 welcomes EU as 181st Party. See more.

17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP), Johannesburg

CITES calendar

  • 14-15 October:

    44th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Bonn, Germany

  • 19-22 October:

    1st Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Capacity-building Forum, Dehradun, India.

  • 19-23 October: 22nd meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, Tbilisi, Georgia. - Click here to view the Provisional agenda
  • 28-29 October:

    3rd meeting of signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

  • 30 October 2015:

    Deadline for the submission of proposals to amend Appendices I and II for consideration at CoP17 in relation to proposals made under Resolution Conf. 11.16 (Rev. CoP15) on Ranching and trade in ranched specimens of species transferred from Appendix I to Appendix II and to other proposals to amend Appendices I and II where consultation with range States will not be undertaken by the proponent Party. (see Notification to the Parties No. 2015/036)