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February 2016

  • 10-12 February: National Shark Workshop, Karachi, Pakistan (TBC)
  • 15-19 February:

    2nd Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks San Jose, Costa Rica.

  • 22-26 February: 15th Session of FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade, Agadir, Morocco
  • 22-28 February:

    4th plenary session of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

March 2016

  • 03 March:

    World Wildlife Day 2016 – The future of wildlife is in our hands. Click here to see the event website

  • 21-25 March: FAO Regional Workshop on "National and regional good practices in seafood traceability in Asia", Kochi, India

April 2016

  • 25 April-07 May:

    20th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. Montreal, Canada.

  • 27 April:

    Deadline for proposals to amend Appendices I and II for consideration at CoP17 (except 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).

  • 27 April:

    Deadline for the submission of draft resolutions, draft decisions and other documents for consideration at CoP17. (see Notification to the Parties No. 2015/036)

July 2016

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

September 2016

  • 01-10 September:

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

  • 23 September:

    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.

October 2016

  • 05 October:

    68th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 20-28 October:

    66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Portorož, Slovenia.

December 2016

  • 04-17 December:

    Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Cancún, Mexico.