2014

July 31: 79 FR 44459 - Notice of Suspension of Imports of Zimbabwe Elephant Trophies Taken in 2014 on or After April 4, 2014

June 26: 79 FR 36550 - Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Seventeenth Regular Meeting; Species Proposals for Consideration

May 27: 79 FR 30399 - Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Updates Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

May 12: 79 FR 26986 - Interim Suspension of Imports of Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe

May 6: 79 FR 25886 - Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Meeting

March 19: 79 FR 15250 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reinstatement of the Regulation That Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions

March 14: 79 FR 14527 - Proposed Information Collection; International Conservation Grant Programs

March 4: 79 FR 12217 - Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Meeting

February 28: 79 FR 11459 - Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Management Authority

 

2013

December 17: 78 FR 76313 - Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Management Authority

June 5: 78 FR 33790 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Findings on Petitions To Delist U.S. Captive Populations of the Scimitar-horned Oryx, Dama Gazelle, and Addax

February 28: 78 FR 13694 - Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat. An extended version pdf of this notice describes each of the positions in detail and explains the rationale for United States' current thinking.

 

2012

November 28: 77 FR 71012 - Notice of Meeting Date Change: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Public Meeting

November 9: 77 FR 67390 - Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public Meeting

June 21: 77 FR 37433 – Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Observer Information. An extended version pdf of this notice describes each of these issues in more detail and explains the rationale for United States' current thinking and tentative position.

April 11: 77 FR 21798 – Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices. An extended version pdf of this notice describes each recommended action, as well as those developed internally, and explains the rationale for United States' current thinking about submission of species proposals for CoP16. The Service is seeking additional biological and trade information on potential species proposals.

March 8: 77 FR 14200 – Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Updates Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

February 21: 77 FR 9884 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Publishing Notice of Receipt of Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Applications

January 5: 77 FR 431 – Removal of the Regulation That Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions

 

2011

November 7: 76 FR 68780 – Request for Information and Recommendations on Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Sixteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

October 6: 76 FR 61985 – Inclusion of the Hellbender, Including the Eastern Hellbender and the Ozark Hellbender, in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

September 21: 76 FR 58455 – Extension of Public Comment Period for Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; U.S. Captive-Bred Intersubspecific Crossed or Generic Tigers

August 22: 76 FR 52297 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; U.S. Captive-Bred Inter-Subspecific Crossed or Generic Tigers

July 7: 76 FR 39804 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Regulation That Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions

June 14: 76 FR 34746 – The Service’s first Federal Register Notice for CITES CoP16: Species Proposals for Consideration at the Sixteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The Notice solicits information and recommendations and outlines the U.S. approach for the meeting. The deadline for receiving information and comments is August 12, 2011.

 

2010

September 8: 75 FR 54579 – Proposed Rule: Inclusion of the Hellbender, Including the Eastern Hellbender and the Ozark Hellbender, in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

March 11: 75 FR 11557 – The Service published its fourth CITES CoP15 Federal Register Notice: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Fifteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat. This notice announces the availability of tentative U.S. negotiating positions pdf on amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), draft resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other countries and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP15. 

 

2009

November 4: 74 FR 57190 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice in the Federal Register to: announce the provisional agenda for CoP15, solicit public comments on the agenda, and announce a public meeting to discuss items on the provisional agenda.

September 14: 74 FR 46914 – Final Rule: Listing the Chatham Petrel, Fiji Petrel, and Magenta Petrel as Endangered Throughout Their Ranges 

July 13: 74 FR 33460 – The Service published its second CITES CoP15 Federal Register Notice: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Fifteenth Regular Meeting: Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices; Observer Information. We have also posted an extended version pdf of this notice on this website with text describing in more detail each of the issues the United States is considering for CITES CoP15, and explaining the rationale for the tentative U.S. position on each issue. The deadline for receiving information and comments on the issues raised in this notice is September 11, 2009

February 3: 74 FR 5908 – Notice of 90-day finding on a petition to reclassify the wood bison from endangered to threatened

January 7: 74 FR 725 – Announcement of a public meeting on American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) February 24, 2009

 

2008

December 24: 73 FR 79226 – Proposed Rule: Listing Three Foreign Bird Species From Latin America and the Caribbean as Endangered Throughout Their Range

December 18: 73 FR 77264 – 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), northern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi), macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), and emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Proposed Rule To List southern rockhopper penguin as Threatened in the Campbell Plateau Portion of Its Range

December 18:  73 FR 77303 – 12-Month Finding on a Petition and Proposed Rule To List the yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), white-flippered penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata), Fiordland crested penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), and erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) as Threatened Throughout Their Range

December 18: 73 FR 77332 – 12-Month Finding on a Petition and Proposed Rule To List the African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) as Endangered Throughout Its Range

December 8: 73 FR 74434 – Proposed Rule: Listing the Medium Tree Finch (Camarhynchus pauper) as Endangered Throughout Its Range

December 8: 73 FR 74427 – Proposed Rule: List Black-Breasted Puffleg as Endangered Throughout Its Range Under the Endangered Species Act

September 29: 73 FR 56605 – The Service published its first CITES CoP15 Federal Register Notice: Request for Information and Recommendations on Species Proposals, Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at CoP15. The Notice also outlines the U.S. approach for the meeting. The deadline for receiving information and comments is November 28, 2008.

August 19: 73 FR 48362 – Notice: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Northern Snakehead Fish (Channa argus) Under the Endangered Species Act

July 29: 73 FR 43947 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions

July 17: 73 FR 40986 – The Service published a Direct Final Rule pdf and a Proposed Rule pdf reducing the quantity of sturgeon or paddlefish caviar that may be imported or exported under the CITES personal effects exemption from 250 grams to 125 grams. The rule will bring U.S. regulations into line with revisions adopted by the CITES Conference of the Parties at their 14th meeting in June 2007.

June 16: 73 FR 33958 – Notice of 90-day petition finding to reclassify the Argentine population of the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act

January 16: 73 FR 3145 – Final Rule to List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered: Black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), caerulean paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi), giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), Gurney’s pitta (Pitta gurneyi), long-legged thicketbird (Trichocichla rufa), and Socorro mockingbird (Mimus graysoni)

 

2007                                                                                              

December 17: 72 FR 71298 – Notice: of proposed rule to list 6 species of foreign seabirds under the Endangered Species Act

August 23: 72 FR 48402 – Final revisions to CITES regulations: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a final rule revising the regulations that implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

August 13: 72 FR 45260 – Notice: Amendments to Appendices I and II adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES at its Fourteenth Regular Meeting (CoP14)

July 11: 72 FR 37792 – Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, Caviar, or Meat from Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon (CITES)

July 11: 72 FR 37695 – Notice: of 90-day petition finding to list 12 penguin species as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and initiation of 12-month status review

June 21 pdf: Notice: Request for Comments on information collection associated with the renewal of Division of Management Authority (DMA) permit application forms

June 1: 72 FR 30606 – Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Fourteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat

April 23: 72 FR 20184 – Notice: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions

February 22: 72 FR 8002 – Notice: Request for Comments on information collection associated with the renewal of Division of Management Authority (DMA) permit application forms

February 21: 72 FR 7904 – Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Fourteenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public Meeting

 

2006

November 22: 71 FR 67540 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Proposed Rule to list 6 foreign bird species as endangered

November 7: 71 FR 65126 – Notice: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Fourteenth Regular Meeting; Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices; Public Meeting; Request for Comments or Information; Observer Information. Extended Web Notice pdf

September 20: 71 FR 55004 – Notice: Request for Comments on Proposed Application Form for the Export of Caviar or Meat of Paddlefish or Sturgeon Removed from the Wild

June 28: 71 FR 36743 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of Finding on a Petition To Delist the Morelet's Crocodile From the List of Threatened and Endangered Species

April 19: 71 FR 20168 – Proposed Rule: Revision of Regulations for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

March 29: 71 FR 15620 – Final Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List the Tibetan Antelope as Endangered Throughout Its Range

February 23: 71 FR 9368 – Notice: request for information from the public; announcement of public meeting

January 20: 71 FR 3319 – Notice: Request for Information and Recommendations on Species Proposals, Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Fourteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; U.S. Approach for the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

2005

December 29: 70 FR 77177 – Notice: Public meeting on American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). Please note that the URL cited in the FR notice (http://www.fws.gov/international/animals/ginindx/.html) is incorrect. For the correct URL, click here.

December 16: 70 FR 74700 – Final Rule: Inclusion of Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys [=Macrochelys] temminckii) and All Species of Map Turtle (Graptemys spp.) in Appendix III to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

October 28: 70 FR 62135 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of Suspension of Trade in Threatened Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) from the Black Sea Basin

September 30: 70 FR 57316 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of Suspension of Trade in Threatened Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) from the Caspian Sea Basin

September 16: 70 FR 54700 – Advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments. Humane and Healthful Transport of Wild Mammals and Birds to the United States

September 2: title="Link to nonFWS site"70 FR 52319 – Final Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Exclusion of U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions

September 2: 70 FR 52310 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List the Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle as Endangered

August 22: 70 FR 48896 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Correction of Special Rule to Control the Trade of Threatened Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso)

May 19: 70 FR 28895 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To Delist the Mexican Bobcat (Lynx Rufus Escuinapae)

March 29: 70 FR 15780 – Final rule; technical amendment. Reclassification of Certain Vicuña Populations From Endangered to Threatened With a Special Rule

March 29: 70 FR 15798 – Proposed Rule; Notice of reopening public comment period on the Proposed rule to add Blue-fronted Amazon Parrots from Argentina's Sustainable-Use Management Plan to the Approved List of Non-Captive-Bred Species.

March 4: 70 FR 10493 – Final rule; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule To Control the Trade of Threatened Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso)

February 1: 70 FR 5117 – Proposed rule; notice of availability of a draft environmental assessment. Scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and dama gazelle (Oryx dammah) (Addax nasomaculatus) (Gazella dama)

 

2004

December 7: 69 FR 70580 – Petition finding; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Seven Foreign Species of Swallowtail Butterflies as Threatened or Endangered

October 26: 69 FR 62415 – Interim Rule for the Beluga Sturgeon

September 29: 69 FR 58184 – Notice of tentative U.S. negotiating positions for agenda items and species proposals submitted by foreign governments and the CITES Secretariat for consideration; Announcement of Public Meeting

July 2: 69 FR 40411 – Notice: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Thirteenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public Meeting

June 29: 69 FR 38863 – Proposed Rule: Special Rule to Control the Trade of Threatened Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso)

May 21: 69 FR 29354 – Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species

April 21: 69 FR 21425 – Final Rule: Final Determination of Threatened Status for the Beluga Sturgeon

January 12: 69 FR 1757 – Notice: Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Thirteenth Regular Meeting; Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices; Public Meeting; Observer Information

 

2003

December 17: 68 FR 70185 – Final rule: Determination of Endangered Status for the Dugong(Dugong dugon) in the Republic of Palau

November 26: 68 FR 66395 – Proposed Rule: Endangered Status for Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle: Reopening of Comment Period

October 6: 68 FR 57646 – 12- Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule to List the Tibetan Antelope as Endangered Throughout Its Range

September 2: 68 FR 52169 – Proposed Rule: Proposed Removal of the Scarlet-chested Parakeet and Turquoise Parakeet from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

August 18: 68 FR 49512 – Notice: Draft Policy for Enhancement-of-Survival Permits for Foreign Species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Comments must be received by October 17, 2003

August 6: 68 FR 46559 – Proposed Rule: Importation of Exotic Wild Birds into the United States; Adding blue-fronted Amazon parrots from Argentina's approved sustainable-use management plan to the approved list of non-captive-bred species

July 24: 68 FR 43706 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle. Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

July 2: 68 FR 39590 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-day Finding for a Petition to Delist the Mexican Bobcat (Lynx rufus escuinapae)

July 2: 68 FR 39507 – Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Extension of Final Decision and Re-opening of Comment Period on Proposed Rule to List Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) as Endangered

June 19: 68 FR 36831 – Notice: Request for information and recommendations on species proposals, resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for consideration at the thirteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; U.S. Approach for the meeting of the Conference of the Parties

April 23: 68 FR 20022 – Public meeting on American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius); harvest and export

January 8: 68 FR 1066 – Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment of Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrots. Comments are due 2/7/03.


2001

May 29: 66 FR 29072 – Wild Bird Conservation Act: Review of Approved List of Captive-Bred Species


2000

January 26: 65 FR 4217 – Proposed Rule: Notice of Intent To Include Several Native U.S. Species in Appendix III to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora