Invitation to attend consultation meeting in preparation of CITES CoP18

In preparation of the 18th meeting of the Conference of Parties, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) hereby invites you to attend the meeting in Pretoria, on 18 February 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposals to amend Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).

The proposals will be considered at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, which will be held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) from 23 May to 3 June 2019. You are hereby advised to submit comments on the proposals (accessible on during the meeting mentioned above or alternatively, by email to; or

All enquiries related to CITES CoP18 must be directed to Mr Mpho Tjiane at Email: or Tel: (012) 399 9596 / 9779 / 8864 / 8656.

Further details regarding the exact venue of the meeting will be communicated in due course.


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