The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) entered into force in 1975, and became the only treaty to ensure that international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival in the wild. A State or country that has agreed to implement the Convention is called a Party to CITES. Currently there are 184 Parties, including 183 member countries and the European Union. A meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) takes place every two to three years.

The 19th meeting of the CoP to CITES took place in Panama City, Panama from November 14-25, 2022. For information on this meeting, including outcomes of species proposals, please click on the CoP19 tab in the left side bar.

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