The conference aimed to identify measures and actions to be undertaken by the EU domestically and internationally to strengthen its approach against wildlife trafficking. More than 170 representatives from 27 EU Member States, the European Parliament, Europol, Eurojust, judges and prosecutors networks, key international organizations, civil society, research institutions and important non-EU source, transit and market countries (China, Kenya, Vietnam, DRC, Republic of Congo, South Africa and United States) participated in the conference, which was opened by Commissioner Potočnik and John Scanlon, CITES Secretary General (via video message). Further information about the conference is available here.
16th Conference of the Parties - Bangkok (Thailand), 3 - 14 March 2013
For further information please consult also:
CITES Secretariat website (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
15th Conference of the Parties to CITES - Doha (Qatar), 13 - 25 March 2010
14th Conference of the Parties to CITES (3 - 15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands)