Reporting obligation for: Biennial Report

Title Biennial Report
Description Biennial Report
Delivery process or content of this obligation overlaps with another reporting obligation (
Legislative instrument title CITES
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators
National reporting contacts
Reporting frequency Every 24 months
Next report due 31/12/2020
Date comments Approximately regular - every two years. However, the Parties have not yet agreed on a deadline for the submission of biennial reports. ('baseline reporting date' is fictious in order to create an numeric entry) 
Report to CITES Secretariat
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines  
Extra information The Parties have not yet agreed on a standard format or guidelines for the preparation and submission of biennial reports. However, some guidance for their preparation has been suggested by TRAFFIC Europe (at the request of the European Commission to undertake such work) for use by the Member States of the European Union. This consists primarily of a set of report components linked to a number of specific provisions in EU legislation. In addition, the Secretariat has developed a "List of priority items for the preparation of beinnial reports" (CoP12 Doc. 22.2, Annex 2).

The Secretariat maintains a table of biennial report submissions, but this is not available on-line.
Principle repository  
Data used for
Type of information reported Compliance, State of the environment, Text report