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CoP18 to be held from May 23 to June 3

The 18th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to CITES (Conference of Parties to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), is scheduled to be held from May 23 to June 3 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), in Colombo. With over 3,000 foreign delegates and media personnel from 183 different countries expected to participate, it is the largest UN conference to have ever been hosted in Sri Lanka.

CITES; at its 17th meeting held from September 24 to October 3, 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa; accepted the invitation of the Sri Lankan government to host the 18th meeting (CoP18), as well as the 71st and 72nd meetings of the CITES Standing Committee (SC71 and SC72). CITES is an international agreement between governments whose primary aim is to ensure international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants do not threaten the relevant species’ survival.

 


 

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