CITES at work

Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife. See more.

UN targets wildlife crime in the lead up to CITES CoP17. See more

See amendment proposals submitted for consideration at CoP17.

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.

Countdown to CITES CoP17, Johannesburg, South Africa

CITES calendar

  • 11-15 July: FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) 32nd Session, Rome, Italy
  • 11-15 July: 32nd Session of FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), Rome, Italy
  • 01-10 September:

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

  • 23 September 2016:

    67th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 24 September-05 October:

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