Sharks and manta rays

Approximately 400 species of sharks are found in the world. Sharks were first included in Appendix II of CITES in February 2003, after the Conference of the Parties to CITES decided at its 12th meeting to... See more

Focal countries and meetings


Projects and activities

EU project (second phase)

The EU has continued to generously support CITES-related activities over the years. The EU contribution of 900,000 EUR has now been confirmed for the second phase (2017-2020) of the EU project... See more


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RFMO Other meetings
Meetings supported by EU-CITES project
  other participating countries
countries identified
as "priority / focal" in FAO study

Other Resources

CITES Trade Data Dashboards


Checklist of CITES Species


Events and meetings

17 May 2018
Deadline for submission of working documents for the 30th meeting of...

July 2018
30th meeting of the Animals Committee, Geneva, Switzerland
Joint sessions of the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee and 24th...