U.S. Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices

  • Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus): proposal to include the species in Appendix II submitted by Colombia (co-sponsored by Brazil and the United States). Read the proposal pdf. To read a factsheet on the proposal, click here pdf.
  • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus): proposal to transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I. Read the proposal pdf. To read a factsheet on the proposal, click here pdf.
  • Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota): proposal to transfer the species from Appendix II to Appendix I. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Big-headed turtle (family Platysternidae): proposal to transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I (this proposal is being co-sponsored by Viet Nam). Read the proposal pdf.
  • Asian pond and river turtles: proposal to include the family Geoemydidae, excluding the genus Rhinoclemmys (nine species), and 11 additional species: Mauremys caspica, M. leprosa, M. rivulata, M. reevesii, M. sinensis, M. megalocephala, M. iversoni, M. pritchardi, Ocadia glyphistoma, Ocadia philippeni, and Sacalia pseudocellata, in Appendix II (this proposal is being co-sponsored by China). Read the proposal pdf.
  • Asian softshell turtles: proposal to include all Asian species in the family Trionychidae, excluding Pelodiscus sinensis and Rafetus euphraticus, in Appendix II (this proposal is being co-sponsored by China). Read the proposal pdf.
  • Roti Island snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi): proposal to transfer the species from Appendix II to Appendix I. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii): proposal to include the species in Appendix II. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin): proposal to include the species in Appendix II. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata): proposal to include the species in Appendix II. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): proposal to amend the annotation to the listings in Appendix II. Read the proposal pdf.
  • Laguna Beach live-forever (Dudleya stolonifera) and Santa Barbara Island live-forever (Dudleya traskiae): proposal to remove from Appendix II. Read the proposal pdf.

Additional Documents Submitted for Inclusion in the Agenda for CoP16

  • Cross-border movement of musical instruments: a document proposing a new resolution and amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP15) on Permits and certificates to streamline permitting requirements. Read the resolution pdf.
  • Permit and tagging requirements for leopard trophies: a document proposing revisions to Resolution Conf. 10.14 (Rev. CoP14) on Quotas for leopard hunting trophies and skins for personal use (co-sponsored by Botswana and South Africa). Read the resolution pdf.

For a provisional list of the species proposals submitted by all CITES Parties, please visit the CITES website.