Invitation to submit proposals for CITES COP18

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has initiated the process to prepare for the 18th meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (CITES CoP18), which will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

You are therefore invited to submit draft proposals for consideration by the CITES National Scientific and Management Authorities of South Africa. Draft proposals must be in accordance with Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP17).

Please note that DEA will convene a consultation meeting as soon as received proposals had been considered by the Scientific and Management Authorities.

Any enquiries related to CITES CoP18 may be directed to Mr Mpho Tjiane on Email: or Tel: 012 399 9596, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.

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