First Americas regional conference on the illegal wildlife trade

Peru will host the First Americas Regional Conference on the Illegal Trade in Wildlife, October 3-4, 2019 in Lima. It is organized by the Government of Peru, in cooperation with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Conference will be the first regional meeting of the Americas on the issue of illegal wildlife trade, as a follow-up to the London International Conference held in 2018, and will serve as a platform to establish partnerships with the countries of the region and major transit and destination countries, for the prevention and coordinated control of illegal wildlife trade. It therefore includes emerging issues such as the strengthening and harmonization of legal frameworks and their enforcement; controls and regulations on wildlife trade; use of new technologies to combat illegal wildlife trade; and demand reduction through innovative and efficient communication mechanisms.

Announcement information source: CITES Notification to the Parties No. 2019/020. Further details can be found here.