In 2009, the Service's International Wildlife Trade Program convened an American ginseng meeting to gather information from the public on the export of American ginseng roots, for the issuance of permits under CITES. To view powerpoint presentations presented at the FWS-State Coordination and public meeting on American ginseng, held February 24, 2009, in Bristol, Virginia, follow the links below.


To view powerpoint presentations from the freshwater turtle workshop in St. Louis in September 2010 to discuss the pressing management, regulatory, scientific, and enforcement needs associated with the harvest and trade of freshwater turtles in the United States, follow the links below.

The presentation abstracts and working group findings can also be viewed below.