CITES at 50 - website launched

CITES at 50 is an initiative which will share outputs from current and future research examining the effectiveness of CITES - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - as it approaches 50 years old.

Following concern over adverse impacts on conservation of wild species due to overexploitation for international trade, CITES was drafted in the early 1970s and entered into force on 1 July 1975. As CITES approaches 50 years old, it is judicious to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Convention on species and their conservation.

Between now and 2025, visitors to the CITES at 50 website will be able to see commentary and critical insight on the Convention and its effectiveness, as well as outputs, including research papers, on this website as well as on social media.

The project is an initiative by a network of independent researchers interested in conservation science, international policy-making, and environmental governance. It is represented by Dr Dan Challender at the University of Oxford. It is not affiliated with or funded by any Party, NGO, industry body, or the CITES Secretariat.

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