The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international treaty designed to control and regulate international trade in animal and plant species that are impacted by trade and are, or may become, threatened with extinction. As a member of CITES, the United States may propose amendments to listings of species under CITES at meetings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed amendments to be considered at the upcoming meeting in South Africa. Those proposals are available for public comment through October 26, 2015.