Staff Profiles

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has been designated to carry out the provisions of CITES through the Division of Management Authority and the Division of Scientific Authority. These are within the Service's International Affairs Program. Learn more about the Service's leaders on CITES here:

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Chief, Division of Management Authority
International Affairs,
CITES
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Branch Chief, Consultation and Monitoring, Division of Scientific Authority
International Affairs,
CITES
Expertise
• The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),
• The Branch of Consultation and Monitoring is responsible for:,
› Permit-related matters at internal and external meetings,
› Overall lead for development of all biological findings that form the basis of permits or exemption ,
› Monitoring trade and permit issuance of CITES-listed species, particularly native species,
› Technical expert for:,
›› Review of Significant Trade for U.S. native species,
›› CITES Non-detriment findings
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Branch Chief, Permits, Division of Management Authority
International Affairs,
CITES
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Chief, Division of Scientific Authority
International Affairs,
CITES
Expertise
• The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ,
• Provides guidance on science policy,
• Directs species proposals & other CITES activities and builds strategic partnerships with countries,
• Is U.S. lead on Animals and Plants Committees, serves as head of delegation or may designate Branch,
• Serves as a Member or alternate Member of the CITES Animals and Plants Committees,
• Serves as Co-chair of Interagency CITES Coordination Committee,
• Serves as Co-chair of CITES Table, Trilateral Committee,
• Coordinates within FWS on terrestrial species for the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Proto
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Branch Chief, Conservation Science Policy, Division of Scientific Authority
International Affairs,
CITES
Expertise
• The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ,
• Species: Turtles/Tortoises,
• Region: Africa,
• The Branch of Conservation Science Policy is responsible for: ,
› Representation of our Division of Scientific Authority on science policy-related matters at internal and external meetings,
› Overall organization of and preparations for Animals and Plants Committees meetings,
› Organization and preparations for the CITES Conference of the Parties including:,
>> Federal Register publication for species proposals to amend the CITES Appendices,
>> Development of species proposals,
>> Review of species proposals from other countries