CITES at work

Call for entries: Through young eyes - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017. See more

Engaging and empowering the youth is the call of next year’s UN World Wildlife Day. See more

New CITES trade rules come into effect as 2017 starts. See more

First post-CoP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities. Read more

CITES Secretary-General's intervention at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

CITES CoP17 – A CoP of “Firsts” and a Turning Point for the World’s Wildlife. Read more

Largest ever World Wildlife Conference hailed as a ‘game changer’. Read more

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

CITES calendar

  • 21-24 January: IOTC/WWF Data Collection Workshop 21-24 January 2017 (Qeshm Island, Islamic Republic of Iran)
  • 19 May 2017: Deadline for submission of documents for the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)
  • 23 May 2017: Deadline for submission of documents for the 23rd meeting of the Plants Committee (PC23)
  • 18 June 2017: Deadline for registration of IGO and NGO observers for the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)
  • 18 June 2017: Deadline for members to inform the Secretariat of their intention to participate in the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)