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13th Conference of the Parties (CoP13) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Bangkok (Thailand), 2-14 October 2004

Meeting report
806 representatives from CITES Parties and 339 observers from intergovernmental, international and national organizations attended CoP13. Find out about the key decisions at the meeting from the CITES website

IUCN and TRAFFIC's Analyses of the Proposals at CoP13
English (5.6 MB)

TRAFFIC's Recommendations on CoP13 Proposals
English (767 KB), French (779 KB), Spanish (767 KB)

TRAFFIC Briefing papers
CITES and synergy with the Convention on Biological Diversity (53 KB)
Domestic ivory markets (591 KB)
African Elephants (2.8 MB)
Ivory and the 50th Standing Committee: the one-off ivory sale agreed at CoP12 (522 KB)
Inter-agency co-operation in the enforcement of CITES (1.5 MB)
Introduction From the Sea (650 KB)
Humphead Wrasse and CoP13 (1.7 MB)
Ramin and CoP13 (1.4 MB)
CITES Strategic Vision (228 KB)
Wildlife trade in Southeast Asia (3.1 MB)

 
TRAFFIC news stories and press releases from CoP13
International conference highlights regional action to combat illegal wildlife trade (20 October 2004)
CITES backs sustainable management of high-value fragrant wood (13 October 2004)
Humphead Wrasse: coral reef fish gains trade protection in CITES (12 October 2004)
CITES enforcement: off the Political agenda? (12 October 2004)
Guide for law enforcers on traditional Asian medicines yields results in Europe (12 October 2004)
CITES: ASEAN commits to controlling wildlife trade (11 October 2004)
Plan for African ivory markets a victory for elephants (8 October 2004)
CITES: big win for Asian rainforest tree (8 October 2004)
International wildlife trade meeting opens with focus on conservation and sustainable development goals (2 October 2004)
Investigation reveals major ivory market in the USA (23 September 2004)
China takes a first step towards controlling the world’s largest trade in shark fins (17 September 2007)
Illicit trade in ivory continues upward trend (16 September 2004)
Charting the Way Forward for Improved CITES-CBD Synergy (20 August 2004)
Collaboration to strengthen national and international trade controls for Ramin urgently needed (19 August 2004)
TRAFFIC issues its recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices (3 August 2004)
Urgent actions on elephant ivory, sturgeon and ramin underway in the run-up to CITES Conference of the Parties (24 March 2004)
WWF and TRAFFIC applaud CITES decisions made to control domestic ivory markets (19 March 2004)

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