CITES at work

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 Secretary-General's message for World Ranger Day 2016.

CITES to provide targeted support for critical wildlife areas in Africa. See more

One month left to register to attend CITES CoP17 - the World Wildlife Conference!

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

Countdown to CITES CoP17, Johannesburg, South Africa

CITES calendar

  • 29 August-12 September: 2nd Session of Preparatory Commission on BBNJ, New York, USA
  • 01-10 September:

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

  • 12-15 September: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 12th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB), (location to be confirmed) >> more information
  • 16 September 2016:

    Deadline for submission of credentials by Parties for CoP17

  • 23 September 2016:

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