Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) work together to regulate the trade of certain animal and plant species. Member nations communicate regularly at international committee meetings that convened to execute the treaty. CITES consists of three committees: the Standing Committee, the Animals Committee and the Plants Committee.

For more information on what each committee, visit the committee pages on the left or visit the CITES website.

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.