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  • Annam Leaf Turtle
    Annamemys annamensis (Siebenrock, 1903)
  • Green Turtle
    Chelonia mydas
  • Marsh Crocodile, Mugger, Broad-snouted Crocodile
    Crocodylus palustris
  • Brown Leaf Chameleon
    Brookesia superciliaris
  • Short-horned Chameleon
    Calumma brevicornis
  • Canopy Chameleon
    Furcifer willsii
  • Carpet Python
    Morelia spilota
  • Boelen's Python
    Morelia boeleni
  • Addax
    Addax nasomaculatus
    Aloe chabaudii
  • Cape Alow
    Aloe Ferox
  • Dalmatian Pelican
    Pelecanus crispus
  • Gabar Goshawk
    Melierax gabar
    Laelia xanthina
  • Lesser Flamingo
    Phoenicopterus minor
    Masdevallia ampullacea
  • Toco Toucan
    Ramphastos toco
    Rhynchostylis gigantea
  • Irrawaddy Dolphin
    Oracaella brevirostris
  • White rhinoceros
    Ceratotherium simum

The CITES Virtual College

European Union UNIA The CITES Virtual College has become an essential resource in efforts to enhance capacities of Parties, increase awareness of the Convention and provide learning and training materials on CITES. The Secretariat is thankful to the 181 Parties to CITES, the European Union and the International University of Andalusia whose support made this innovative training resource possible.

John E. Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

Available Courses

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Welcoming address

by Mr John E. Scanlon
Secretary–General, CITES

As the CITES Virtual College begins its third year of operation, it may be an opportune moment to reflect on its role in the enhancement of capacities by Parties to more effectively implement the Convention. More...

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Welcoming address

by Dr Juan Manuel Suárez Japón, Rector of the International University of Andalusia

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the CITES Virtual College, a project that represents a truly significant achievement in the history of the Convention. More...

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New Checklist of CITES species now available online: This state-of-the-art electronic resource provides users with an intuitive interface where queries can be made using not just scientific or common species names but also CITES Appendices, countries or regions, and any combinations thereof. More...