The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed revisions to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a treaty that regulates international trade in certain protected species. Since 1975 when CITES was originally signed, the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) has held a number of meetings where resolutions to update the treaty have been adopted. The current proposal, which the USFWS is seeking comments on until June 19, 2006, represents revisions to CITES proposed at the 2000 CITES CoP meeting. At that time, the USFWS received 206 comments on the revisions, many of which have been included in the current proposal.

To learn more about the CITES revisions, please refer to the 21 April 2006 AIBS Federal Register Resource available at


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