CITES E Learning Courses

Questions concerning the training courses should be sent to the CITES Outreach and Projects Unit (OPU) at info@cites.org. We also welcome you to contact directly Ms. Sofie H. Flensborg (sofie.flensborg@cites.org) should you have any specific questions or suggestions for improvement. Please note that some of the course material could be outdated.

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  • Introduction to CITES and Non-Detriment Findings This course offers an introduction to what is usually called a non-detriment finding (NDF). Many researchers and observers of the Convention have called NDFs the heart of CITES and one of its very unique characteristics.

  • Training course for enforcement officers and information module for prosecutors and the judiciary This course aims to introduce the Convention and enforcement-related issues to officers and Custom officials involved in dealing with CITES specimens, as well as other government and police officials involved in enforcement of wildlife laws and regulations. Due to the subject matter of the course and accompanying reading materials, enrolment is restricted to CITES Authorities, enforcement and Customs officials, and other officials involved in the enforcement of wildlife laws and regulations.

  • Introduction to CITES for Customs Welcome to the Introduction to CITES course for Customs Officers. Upon completing this course, you will be able to examine and process CITES protected specimens in accordance with provisions and guidelines of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.