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 28th meeting of the Animals Committee occurred August 30 – September 3, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Below are documents detailing the United States’ submissions to the Committee.
- Revised nomenclature for four species of birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)
- Periodic review of animal species included in the CITES Appendices: Review of Epioblasma sampsoni
For additional information on the meeting, please visit the CITES website.