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CITESWatch is a watchdog group founded in 2014 as a response to a rising number of reports concerning alleged corruption, conflict of interest, vote buying and unethical pressure on delegates in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

CITESWatch, CITES’ ethics bodyguard and advocate, is set to monitor the convention for unethical acts and expose them, as well as propose ways to improve transparency and accountability in CITES.

CITESWatch objectives are:
  • Promote transparency in CITES.
  • Promote accountability of CITES delegates to their citizens, and of the CITES secretariat to the parties.
  • Expose conflicts of interest, and unethical influence on delegates, processes and science.
CITESWatch is also the address for any witness of an unethical act. We urge witnesses to help us fight the influence of greed on the convention. Whistleblowers’ anonymity is guaranteed. All reports received will be investigated.