EP Intergroup CCBSDTHE RESULTS OF CITES COP16 AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S VIEWS
Wednesday, 19th of June 2013, 12:30
Room A5F385, European Parliament Brussels
Chaired by Struan Stevenson MEP, Chair of the EP Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”
The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16) was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3-14 March 2013.
CITES CoP16 marked a major decision point forelephants, rhinos, sharks, rays, trees, snakes, turtles and other wildlife species. Decisions on combatting wildlife crime, potential conflict of interest, building capacity, financing, lawenforcement efforts, livelihoods, science, sustainability, traceability and synergies were also adopted.
More information here:
CITES at 40 Marks a Major Decision Point for Sharks, Trees, Snakes, Turtles and other Wildlife Species
CITES CoP16, Bangkok 2013: A ‘Watershed Moment' for Combating Wildlife Crime
CITES 40th Anniversary Brochure