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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.

For more information on the Animals Committee, visit the CITES website.

To read the specific terms on the committee’s formation, view the CITES resolution.

Learn how a non-government organization (NGO) can become an observer to a meeting, click here pdf or view our factsheet found on the left.

Information on the next meeting of the Animals Committee will be made available on the CITES Animals Committee page.