The Animals Committee is made up of experts representing each of the six geographical regions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It focuses on animals in trade and considers the impacts of trade and capacities to regulate and conserve the wild animal populations. The committee meets twice before each Conference of the Parties.
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The 26th meeting of the Animals Committee occurred in March, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland and Geneva, Switzerland. Below are documents detailing the United States’ submissions to the Committee.
- Report on the Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.6 (Rev. CoP15) on Conservation and management of sharks (Class Chondrichthyes)
- Publication on Iguanas (CITES Document AC26 Inf. 4)
- Extract from the preliminary report with recommendations and conclusions from the Singapore Workshop on Asian Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles (CITES Document AC26 Inf. 5)
- Conservation of Asian Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: Setting Priorities for the Next Ten Years
For additional information on the meeting, please visit the CITES website.
In addition, a joint Animals and Plants Committee meeting was held in Dublin during the same time period. For additional information on the meeting, please visit the CITES website.