Advocacy means fighting to defend and protect that which you value. Sea Save Foundation believes in taking information to build knowledge, and using knowledge to take action to protect the oceans. CITES, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, is one of the international platforms where Sea Save Foundation courageously wages battle to protect threatened and endangered species from extinction.
The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CoP CITES) is where the international community convenes to discuss, debate and decide which species warrant some level protection via international trade restrictions.
Sea Save Foundation team prepares and attends these high-level international meetings. We study the proposals and create knowledge translation materials for delegates, who may not understand how a loss of a species could impact their country. We work with other non governmental organizations, scientists and delegates to explore the science and policy surrounding each species.