Share and view ideas: 18th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

Current status: Closed

Opened on December 5, 2018 and will close to new input on March 15, 2019.

Share your thoughts on international trade in species. The purpose of this consultation is to allow Canadians to provide input for Canada for the upcoming Conference of Parties (CoP) 18th that will be held in Sri Lanka, from May 23 to June 3rd, 2019.

Join in: how to participate

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Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

Participate in person

Canada will have a virtual public consultation meeting in English on February 26, 2019, and in French on February 27, 2019. Attend a meeting.

Participate by mail

Send a document with your ideas and input to the address provided under Contact information below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We want to hear from any Canadians such as:           

Attend a meeting

Please note that the available space in person will be limited. Please contact us at with your preferences (date, virtual or in person) before February 19, 2019.

Language Date and time Venue
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 351 boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec
French Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 351 boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec

Key discussion items

Your ideas and input are sought for two separate types of documents that will be discussed by CoP18:

CITES documents will be available after December 24th, 2018.

The input gathered through this process will be used as a source of information when developing Canadian positions in preparation for CoP 18th.

What we are hearing

 Input on species proposals for Canada to submit to CoP18 (January, 2018 – June, 2018)

ECCC, as the lead for CITES in Canada, sought ideas for proposal submissions by Canada, from January to June, 2018. No suggestions were received.

Related information

Contact us

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service, Scientific Authority
351 boul. St-Joseph, 16th floor,
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3

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