What We Do
Meetings of the Conference of the Parties (CoPs) take place approximately every three years, and provide an opportunity for representatives from all CITES Parties as well as non-governmental organizations to participate in determining the future of CITES.
CITES in the United States
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. We work with numerous partners including federal and state agencies, industry groups, and conservation organizations.