→ Species Proposals for Upcoming Meeting of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting ‘information and recommendations on animal and plant species to be considered as candidates for US proposals to amend Appendices I and II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)’ at the upcoming 18th meeting. ‘Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction that are or may be affected by trade. Appendix II includes species that, although not necessarily now threatened with extinction, may become so unless trade in them is strictly controlled. Appendix II also includes species that must be subject to regulation in order that trade in other CITES-listed species may be brought under effective control.’ Suggested amendments submitted during this comment period ‘may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendices.’