Preparing for CITES Conference of the Parties

From September 24 – October 5, 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Johannesburg, South Africa.  At the CoP, Parties to the treaty will make decisions regarding the listing status of many species and requirements for international …

Issue of the Week: USFWS Changes Definition Of ‘Hunting Trophy’

Today, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a “final rule” that has major implications for U.S. hunters. The rule affirms revisions made to existing FWS regulations that control international trade in wildlife and plants protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).  One of many revisions includes a new …