StampNews.com is glad to let our readers know that the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued twelve new stamps to commemorate the 17th meeting of Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), known as CITES CoP17, slated for September 24, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between 182 Parties (181 countries and the EU). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, known as CITES CoP17, or the World Wildlife Conference, will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24 September to 5 October 2016. The conference will bring the global community together to tackle the world’s biggest wildlife challenges and opportunities.
The stamps commemorate CITES CoP17 with 12 species of CITES-listed animals and plants found in Africa, including cape pangolin, lion, mountain gorilla, white rhinoceros, which are high on the agenda of the meeting.