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Experts meet in Indonesia to review progress made in implementing CITES tree species programme in Asia and enhancing trade regulation for agarwood

About 60 experts from 11 countries that are Party to CITES were brought together in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 29 June 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Asia and the Second Regional Workshop on the Management of Wild and Planted Agarwood Taxa, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry with support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) through the CITES Tree Species Programme.

World Ranger Day 2018

CITES salutes the world’s rangers and their work to protect wildlife

31 July 2018

World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty. It also celebrates the vital role that rangers play in protecting our natural resources.

CITES contributes to the largest gathering of InforMEA

Over 20 global and regional Conventions, five UN agencies, two observers as well as an array of partners, gathered in Montreux on 5-8 June 2018 with the aim of improving access and sharing of information to assist Parties to more eff

CITES holds first workshop on the legal acquisition of wildlife

Geneva, 20 June 2018 – Over 80 participants representing 31 Parties, 6 Intergovernmental Organizations and more than 10 non-governmental organizations and academic institutions from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas met in Brussels from 13 to 15 June to help design guidelines for the making o

CITES CoP18 preparations taking shape in Sri Lanka

Secretariat staff recently returned from a reconnaissance visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka to discuss preparations for CoP18 with officials from the host Government.

CITES-led training workshop for Central Asia leads to concrete outcomes


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Parties in Central Asia commit to improve national CITES frameworks

Message from CITES for the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity


This year’s International Day of Biodiversity, on 22 May, marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As a sister convention, we would like to warmly congratulate CBD on its 25 years of actions to protect the world’s biodiversity and its remarkable achievements at national and global levels.

CITES convenes international technical workshop on eels (Anguilla spp.) at Royal Botanic Gardens KEW, London, UK

On 18-20 March 2018, more than 45 experts from over 15 countries met at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London for an international workshop on the conservation, management, fisheries and trade in eels (Anguilla spp.). The meeting was convened by the CITES Secretariat and participants included eel range States, trading countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group, the ICES/GFCM/EIFAAC Working Group on Eel, eel farmers and other eel and fisheries experts.

Key countries meet to further strengthen measures to tackle ivory trafficking

Geneva / Maputo, 7 May 2018- Over 60 representatives from 24 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, met in Maputo, Mozambique, from 1 to 4 May 2018, to discuss the development and implementation of National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs).

First training workshop in a series kicked off in Indonesia as CITES strives to better regulate trade in captive-raised animals

A training workshop on the application of new CITES guidance on trade in captive-raised animals was held in Bogor, Indonesia from 1 to 4 May 2018, bringing together 50 participants from 11 Asian countries representing national CITES authorities, as well as international experts.