CITES Animals Committee

The Animals Committee assists in the development and maintenance of standardized lists of animal species and in preparation of identification manuals. The Animals Committee may provide advice on management techniques and procedures, draft resolutions for consideration by the COP, and perform any other functions entrusted to them by the COP or Standing Committee. For example, through the “significant trade process,” the Animals Committee reviews the international commercial trade in species on CITES Appendix II in order to determine if Parties are granting export permits only after determining that the export will not be detrimental to the survival of that species, as required by Article IV of CITES. When this is found not to be the case, the Animals Committee recommends remedial measures that must be taken by the Party concerned, once the measures are approved by the Standing Committee.

26th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2012)
  • SSN Briefing Document for the 26th Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF

  • Conservation status of and trade in Macaca fascicularis in Southeast Asia (AC26 Inf. 3)Download PDF

25th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2011)
  • SSN Briefing Document for the 25th Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF

  • Inclusion of Macaca fascicularis in the Review of Significant TradeDownload PDF

24th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2009)
  • SSN Briefing Document for the 24th Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF

23rd Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2008)
  • SSN Briefing Document for the 23rd Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF

  • Results of the 23rd Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF

  • Factsheet on Tursiops aduncus: Inclusion in the Review of Significant TradeDownload PDF

20th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2004)
  • SSN Briefing Document on the Proposed revision of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (CoP12 Com. I. 3) Criteria for listing on Appendix I and Appendix IIDownload PDF

19th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (2003)
  • SSN Briefing for the 19th Meeting of the CITES Animal CommitteeDownload PDF