CatSG

CITES Animal Committee

This expert committee was established to fill  knowledge gaps concerning animal species, which are included in CITES trade controls or which might become part of CITES. The role of the Animal Committee is to:

  • provide scientific advice and guidance to the CoP, other committees, working groups and the Secretariat;
  • deal with nomenclatural issues;
  • conduct periodic species reviews to ensure appropriate CITES classification;
  • advise in situations of unsustainable species trade and to recommend remedial action and
  • draft resolutions on animal matters for consideration by the CoP.

Members of the Animals Committee are individuals from the six major geographical regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Oceania) and one specialist on nomenclature. The committee meets twice between the CoP meetings and reports to the CoP if requested, providing advice to the Standing Committee.

Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

AC Topic Summary Record
31, Aug - 03 Sept 2015   AC 28 meeting summary report
    Summary Report AC 28
    Regional report Africa
    Regional report North America
  Periodic review of Puma concolor cory and Puma concolor couguar  
  Periodic review of Panthera leo Inf. 16  
  Periodic review of Panthera leo Inf. 26  
  Overview of species under review  
27, Apr-May 2014   Regional report North America
    Summary Report AC 27
  Periodic review of animal species included in Appendices I and II  
  Review of significant trade in specimens of Appendix II species  
  Periodic review of Felidae  
  Illegal trade in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)  
  Panthera leo - Report of Kenya and Namibia  
26, March 2012 Periodic review of species included in Appendices  
25, July 2011 Review of trade in Appendix II species  
  Periodic review of Felidae  
  Review of lynx species  
  Review of the jaguar  
  Gross trade in Appendix II Fauna  
  Net Exports of Appendix II Fauna  
  Regional report North America (review Felidae)  
24, April 2009   Regional report North America (review Felidae)
  Periodic review Felidae United States Lynx  
  Evaluation of Lynx rufus populations in Mexico (in Spanish)  
23, April 2008   Regional report North America (review Felidae)
  Periodic review Felidae United States  
  Lynx rufus in Mexico  
    Regional report Asia
22, July 2006 Review of the Genus Lynx  
  Regional report North America (review Felidae)  
21, May 2005 Periodic review of Felidae Working Group Report
    Regional Report Africa
20, Apr-May 2004 Review of significant trade - Lions and Caracal Summary Report AC 20