CITES Calendar

Tipo
Título Venue & Date Detalles
Trigésima tercera reunión del Comité de Fauna Geneva, Suiza
12 - 19 Julio 2024
Vigesimoséptima sesión del Comité de Flora Geneva, Suiza
08 - 12 Julio 2024
CITES LAF and NDF workshop for African rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) Douala, Cameroon
10 - 14 Junio 2024

The Secretariat is organizing a regional workshop on non-detriment findings (NDF) and legal acquisition findings (LAF) for Pterocarpus erinaceus range States, at the request of the Standing Committee.

Technical international workshop on marine ornamental fishes Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (closed meeting), Brisbane, Australia
07 - 10 Mayo 2024

This technical workshop is organized in accordance with Decision 19.237 on Marine ornamental fishes adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES at its 19th meeting (CoP19, Panama City, November 2022). The workshop will consider the conservation priorities and management needs related to the trade in non-CITES listed marine ornamental fishes worldwide, with a particular focus on data from importing and exporting countries, and will bring together members of the Animals Committee, representatives from range States, exporting, and importing countries, fishery stakeholders, industry representatives and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

More details are available in Notification to the Parties No. 2024/041. The registration deadline has passed and all participants have now been confirmed. No further in-person participants are being accepted, but participants can still participate remotely in the hybrid sessions.

Date and time

The workshop will be held on 7 to 10 May from 09:00 to 17:00. On-site registration for participants will open on 7 May at 08:00.

Location

The workshop will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

Workshop documents

Logistics note

Accommodation

Provisional working programme (Version 8 April 2024)

Background study

International trade in non-CITES listed marine ornamental fish - Updated version of document CoP19 Inf. 99.

Additional submissions

IUCN 

OATA-OFI. Developing an evidence-led species prioritisation framework.

Species360

MAPI project - Indonesia

Cefas (UK). Marine ornamental fish trade in the UK.

Baillargeon et al (2024). Identifying Species at Risk in Data-Limited Fisheries: A Comprehensive Productivity-Susceptibility Analysis of the Most Traded Marine Aquarium Fish 

Reference material

Baillargeon et al 2020. Improving the productivity-susceptibility analysis to assess data-limited fisheries.

Biondo and Burki 2019. Monitoring the trade in marine ornamental fishes through the European Trade Control and Export System TRACES: Challenges and possibilities.

Biondo and Burki 2020. A systematic Review of the ornamental fish trade with emphasis on coral reef fishes - an impossible task.

Bonanno et al 2021. The determination of thiocyanate in the blood plasma and holding water of Amphiprion clarkii after exposure to cyanide. PeerJ.

Breen et al 2018. Can excreted thiocyanate be used to detect cyanide exposure in live reef fish? Plos One.

Breen et al 2019. On the half-life of thiocyanate in the plasma of the marine fish Amphiprion ocellaris: implications for cyanide detection. PeerJ

Breen et al. 2023. The half-life of cyanide in the blood of the marine fish, Amphiprion clarkii after cyanide exposure. Cyanide Direct Capture.

Gerson and Remmel 2021. Report on use of the Nature Intelligence System.

Rhyne et al 2012. Revealing the Appetite of the Marine Aquarium Fish Trade: The Volume and Biodiversity of Fish Imported into the United States.

Rhyne et al 2014. Is sustainable exploitation of coral reefs possible? A view from the standpoint of the marine aquarium trade.

Rhyne et al 2017. Expanding our understanding of the trade in marine aquarium animals.

Tlusty 2002. The benefits and risks of aquacultural production for the aquarium trade.

Tlusty et al 2006. Yes fish need to be certified.

Tlusty et al 2023. Real-time automated species level detection of trade document systems to reduce illegal wildlife trade and improve data quality.

Case study

Sustainability of the marine ornamental fishery in Puerto Rico: Ecological aspects.

Presentations

Monica Biondo

Non-detriment findings for specimens of Appendix-II species taken from areas beyond national jurisdiction CICG (closed meeting), Geneva, Switzerland
25 - 26 Abril 2024

This technical workshop is organized in accordance with Decision 19.136 on Non-detriment findings for specimens of Appendix-II species taken from areas beyond national jurisdiction adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES at its 19th meeting (CoP19, Panama City, November 2022). The workshop will consider how non-detriment findings (NDFs) might best be achieved for the introduction from the sea of specimens of CITES Appendix II-listed commercially exploited aquatic organisms taken by multiple Parties in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

More details are available in Notification to the Parties No. 2024/025. The registration deadline has passed and all participants have been confirmed. No further participants are being accepted.

Date and time

The workshop will be held on 25-26 April 2024 from 09:00 - 17:00. On-site registration for participants will open on 25 April at 08:00.

Location

The workshop will be held in-person at Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) at Rue de Varembé 17, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Workshop documents

Logistics note

Provisional working programme

Background document

Document - Level of trade in CITES-listed species taken from areas beyond national jurisdiction

Relevant documents

CoP19 Doc. 43.2 (ENG, FRA, ESP)

Resolution Conf. 14.6 (Rev. CoP16) on Introduction from the sea (ENG, FRA, ESP)

CITES NDF guidance:

  • Module 0 - Introduction and preamble (V1.0)
  • Module 1 - Principles and concepts of NDFs (V1.0)
  • Module 2 - Practical considerations for making NDFs (V1.0)
  • Module 5 - NDFs for aquatic species (V1.0)

Frequently Asked Questions on introduction from the sea provisions in the Convention

Additional resources

Case study: applying scientific advice from Regional Fishery Bodies to develop a stock-specific NDF template for a CITES-listed shark species taken in ABNJs 

 

Aquatic species listed in the CITES Appendices CICG (closed meeting), Geneva, Switzerland
23 - 24 Abril 2024

This technical workshop is organized in accordance with Decision 19.189 on Aquatic species listed in the CITES Appendices adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES at its 19th meeting (CoP19, Panama City, November 2022). The workshop will consider the application of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP17) on Criteria for amendment of Appendices I and II and footnote 2 found in Annex 5 to that Resolution, with regards to relevant commercially exploited Elasmobranchii and other aquatic species.

More details are available in Notification to the Parties No. 2024/024. The registration deadline has passed and all participants have been confirmed. No further participants are being accepted.

Date and time

The workshop will be held on 23-24 April 2024 from 09:00 - 17:00. On-site registration for participants will open on 23 April at 08:00.

Location

The workshop will be held in-person at Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) at Rue de Varembé 17, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Workshop documents

Logistics note

Provisional working programme

Background document - Variability of life history parameters and productivity in elasmobranchs and other commercially exploited aquatic species

Document - Criteria for the amendment of Appendices I and II: Processes to date

Relevant documents

CoP19 Doc. 87.2 (ENG, FRA, SPA

Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP17) on Criteria for amendment of Appendices I and II (ENG, FRA, SPA)

 

Additional resources

Second technical consultation on the suitability of the CITES criteria for listing commercially exploited aquatic species:

 

CITES Workshop on Transport of Live Specimens Online Online closed meeting, Geneva, Switzerland
21 Marzo 2024

Date and Time
The CITES workshop on transport of live specimens will be held online on Thursday 21 March 2024 from 13.00-15.00 and 16.00-18.00 CET. 
Objective 
The objective of the workshop is to share best practices related to live animal and plant transport and to further the effective use by Parties of the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR), IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR), as well as the CITES Guidelines for the Non-Air Transport of Live Wild Animals and Plants.
Target audience
Management Authorities, enforcement focal points, importers, exporters, representatives of non-governmental organizations and transporters are invited to participate in this workshop. 
Organization
The workshop will be convened on the Interactio online platform. Link to join the platform and a user guide will be made available to all registered participants in due course. 
Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available. The workshop will be recorded and made available on the CITES YouTube channel. 

Workshop Agenda

English French Spanish

Presentations

  • Understanding and complying with IATA LAR and IATA PCR - Gabriella Tamasi, Live Animals and Perishables Board, IATA Presentation
  • CITES Guidelines for the Non-Air Transport of Live Wild Animals and Plants - Andreas Kaufmann, GO WILD. Presentation
  • Understanding the process for amending and revising the current methods in IATA LAR - Sonia Ben Hamida, IATA Secretariat. Presentation
  • Understanding the principles of live animal container design and the guidelines for evaluating the number of animals that can be transported together - Frank Kohn, United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Presentation
  • Carmen Medina, Ministry of Environment, Panama. Presentation
  • Reception and contingency planning at entry points - Tristan Bradfield, Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, United Kingdom. Presentation
  • Husbandry, veterinary and disposition provisions for confiscated wildlife (Detections) - Susie Pritchard, Animal Health and Welfare, United Kingdom. Presentation
  • Petrina Teo, National Park Board, Singapore. Presentation
  • Seizure and confiscation CITES Res. Conf. 17.8 (Rev. CoP19) - Thomas Deleuil, CITES Secretariat. Presentation
  • Handling dead specimens: immediate triage in the case of sick or injured live specimens - Laura Diprizio, United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Presentation
  • Temporary holding of wildlife before and/or after transport - Loïs Lelanchon, International Fund for Animal Welfare. Presentation
  • Mercy Koomson, Forestry Commission, Ghana. Presentation
  • Biosecurity - Kevin Torregrosa, Wildlife Conservation Society. Presentation
  • Recognizing high welfare-risk detentions - Leopoldo Stuardo, World Organization for Animal Health. Presentation
  • Welfare and stocking density - Basil Von Ah, Zoo Zürich, Switzerland. Presentation
  • Transport of flora - Carly Cowell, Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Presentation
  • Accessibility of the IATA LAR and IATA PCR - Tahir Hasnain, IATA Secretariat. Presentation

Registration (closed)
Interested participants are invited to register online by 20 February 2024 using the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/GLWW9EanL8. Participation of women representatives is encouraged.

Link for the Live stream
https://www.youtube.com/@CITES/live

Link for more details
https://cites.org/sites/default/files/notifications/E-Notif-2024-011.pdf

Second Meeting of the CITES Inter-sessional Working Group on Electronic Systems and Information Technology Online closed meeting, Geneva, Switzerland
07 Febrero 2024

At its 76th meeting (SC76; Panama City, November 2022), the Standing Committee established the intersessional working group on electronic systems and information technology with Switzerland as its Chair. As agreed at SC76, the working group members were added after receiving feedback from the call for expression of interest in Notification No. 2023/008 of 27 January 2023. The first meeting of the working group took place online on 4 July 2023.

This is the second meeting of the Working Group. It is open to the members of the WG only.

The meeting will take place from 1300-1500 hrs CET.

Technical workshop on songbird trade and conservation management Bangkok, Thailand
11 - 14 Diciembre 2023

This technical workshop is organized in accordance with Decision 18.256 (Rev. CoP19) on Songbird trade and conservation management adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES at its 19th meeting (CoP19, Panama City, November 2022). The workshop will consider the findings of a preliminary study on the scale and scope of international songbird trade and the management and conservation priorities of songbird taxa involved in such trade, and will bring together members of the Animals and Standing Committee, representatives from range, exporting, transit and consumer States, and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

More detail available from here.

Information note for participants

Workshop documents:

Agenda (updated 8 December)

Background study:

CITES Songbird report part 1: Overview
CITES Songbird report part 2: Prioritization
Supplementary material S1: Table of priority songbirds
Summary of responses to Notification to the Parties No. 2023/103

Information documents:

Inf.1: Illegal songbird trade and captive breeding of songbirds in Europe
Inf.2: Deletion of birds from CITES Appendix III changed global trade reports and dynamics

Songbirds in Trade Database (SiTDB):

Inf.3: Songbirds in Trade Database (SiTDB)
Juergens et al (2021). A standardized dataset for conservation prioritization of songbirds to support CITES
Database file
Metadata file
Synonyms HBI

The Songbird Species Knowledge Initiative:

Inf.4: The Songbird Species Knowledge Initiative
Songbird SKI Summary report
Annex 1: Songbird SKI
Annex 2: Essays on live songbird trade and ex-situ conservation

Americas Songbird crisis:

Brazil
Canada
Cuba
France
Guyana
Latin America
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago (file 1 of 2)
Trinidad and Tobago (file 2 of 2)
United States of America
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Asian Songbird crisis:

TRAFFIC report (2017): Caged in the City 
Lees and Yuda (2022). The Asian songbird crisis
TRAFFIC Southeast Asia report (2004): pet trade in Medan, Sumatra
USAID-BIJAK (2020): Songbird Demand Reduction and Behaviour Change in Indonesia
TRAFFIC Bulletin Vol. 29 No.1 (2017): Second South-east Asian Songbird Crisis Summit
Lee et al. (2016). Conservation strategy for Southeast Asian songbirds in trade
Shukhova et al. (2021). The IUCN SSC Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group. A brief report on its first four years: 2017-2020.

Other resources:

Mirin and Klinck (2021). Bird singing contests: Looking back on thirty years of research on a global conservation concern
World Parrot Trust (in review). Using customs data to understand overlooked trade in non-CITES birds between Africa and Asia
USFWS Species Conservation Catalyst Fund on Songbird Trade (external link)

PRESENTATIONS

Day 1

Morning

BirdLife International Global Assessment of Songbirds in Trade

Afternoon

IUCN SSC Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group (ASTSG)
Songbird Species Knowledge Initiative
EAZA Studies on Delisting and EU Trade
TRAFFIC Songbird Trade Observation and Seizures in South-east Asia
World Parrot Trust: Trade in Live Birds from Africa

Day 2: Parties' perspectives and experiences

1. Suriname
2. Cuba
3. United States of America
4. Thailand
5. Morocco
6. Senegal
7. Switzerland
8. New Zealand (including wider Oceania)

Additional information:

Criteria for species listings in the CITES Appendices

Observations and DRAFT recommendations (revised)

Workshop on Non-Detriment Findings (NDFs) Closed event, Nairobi, Kenya
04 - 08 Diciembre 2023

Global meeting for CITES Parties and qualified observers to develop NDF guidance.

 

Practical information related to travel and stay (Rev. 3)

Provisional participants list (Rev. 2)

Procedural documents

Background and progress presentations

NDF draft guidance

NDF case studies:

Birds: Cockatoo NDF case study

Terrestrial invertebrates:

Timber-producing trees: short case studies

Reptiles: