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 Eye on Africa stamps feature twelve endangered species of animals and plants found in Africa.