Proposed Amendments to CITES Available for Public Comment

An African Grey Parrot, one of the species proposed for amending by the U.S.

Image Credit: Keith Allison, licensed by cc 2.0

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.

Read the full Federal Register notice detailing all the proposed amendments.

View information on how to submit comments.