It was our intent in this issue of the Quarterly to provide a summary of outcomes from the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), slated to take place in late May in Sri Lanka. (See AWI Quarterly, spring 2019.) The meeting, however, was postponed due to security concerns following the horrific bombings in Sri Lanka in late April that killed more than 250 people and wounded hundreds of others. AWI joins the global community in mourning the victims of this senseless act.
The CITES meeting will now take place August 17–28 in Geneva. AWI representatives will participate and we will provide a summary of outcomes in a future issue of the Quarterly.