Share and view ideas: 19th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Current status: Closed
Opened on September 17, 2022 and will close to new input on October 16, 2022.
Share your thoughts on international trade in endangered species. The purpose of this consultation is to allow Canadians to provide input for Canada for the upcoming 19th Conference of Parties (CoP19) that will be held in Panama from November 14 to November 25, 2022.
Join in: how to participate
Privacy Act notice statement
The personal information is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), and in accordance with the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting a public consultation for individuals who have demonstrated an interest in activities related to international wildlife trade. Individuals, non-governmental organizations, businesses, research institutions, Indigenous peoples or government representatives are welcome to join the public consultation in preparation for the 19th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which will be held in Panama from November 14 to November 25, 2022.
The information is being collected, used and disclosed for the purpose of gathering comments and ideas of participants on endangered species. The purpose of the public consultation is to allow Canadians to provide input for the development of Canada’s positions on species proposals. The information shared during the public consultation will be used as a source of information when developing Canadian positions in preparation for the upcoming Conference of Parties (CoP).
Your participation and decision to answer any questions is voluntary.
The personal information created, held or collected by Environment and Climate Change Canada is protected under the Privacy Act. Information in this survey will be used, disclosed and retained in accordance with the conditions listed in the Personal Information Bank Public Communications PSU 914.
Any questions or comments regarding this privacy notice may be directed to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Division at ECATIP-ECAIPRP@ec.gc.ca . If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you have a right to file a complaint. You may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by calling their information center at 1-800-282-1376 or by visiting their contact page.
Send us an email
Send an email to Cites-Science@ec.gc.ca with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard. You can also send us an email to receive update from CITES Canada on CoP19 or other CITES updates.
Canada will have a virtual public consultation meeting in English on September 28, 2022, and in French on September 29, 2022. Attend a meeting.
Participate by mail
Send a document with your ideas and input to the address provided below in the “Contact us” section.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We want to hear from any Canadians such as:
- governments (provincial and territorial, municipal)
- Indigenous peoples
- research institutions
- non-governmental organizations
Please contact us at Cites-Science@ec.gc.ca with your preferences with the date you would like to participate virtually before September 22, 2022.
|Language||Date and time||Venue|
||Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.||Virtual meeting|
|French||Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.||Virtual meeting|
Key discussion items
Your ideas and input are sought for two types of CITES documents that will be discussed by CoP19:
- Input to support Canadian positions on species proposals
- Input to support Canadian positions on other agenda items.
The input gathered through this process will be used as a source of information when developing Canadian positions in preparation for CoP 19.
What we heard
Input on species proposals for Canada to submit to CoP19 (March, 2021 – July, 2021)
Environment and Climate Change Canada, as the lead for CITES in Canada, sought ideas for possible proposal submissions by Canada, from March to July 2021. We received suggestions for some amphibian, arachnid, bird, reptile and plant species but after consideration, Canada decided not to advance these proposals.
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