Host: Geneva Environment Network (GEN)
Description: A briefing on the matters to be addressed by the 182 Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES) at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17)
CoP17 will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24 September to 5 October 2016. The meeting will consider 62 proposals (involving 500 species) to increase or decrease controls on international trade in wildlife animals and plants, submitted by 64 Parties from around the world. Amongst the species involved are African elephant, white rhinoceros, lion, pangolins, sharks, devil rays, as well as many species of rosewood, crocodiles, birds, frogs, lizards, turtles, and other animals and plants.