CITES Technical Work Group

Work Group Charge
 

  1. To inform State, Provincial, and Territorial fish and wildlife agency directors of policy developments affecting conservation at an international (i.e., through CITES) scale.
  2. To formulate and advocate for policy positions reflecting the interests of State, Provincial and Territorial fish and wildlife agencies in international forums.
  3. To formulate and advocate for federal policies (e.g., U.S. and Canadian) that reflect State, Provincial, and Territorial fish and wildlife agency interests.
  4. To provide biological and administrative information to assist the federal governments in executing their international responsibilities.
  5. To minimize unnecessary oversight and restrictions to State, Provincial and Territorial fish and wildlife agency authority as a result of policies adopted under international conventions (i.e., CITES).
  6. To support sustainable use principles and the tenets of the North American Model internationally.

AFWA Staff Contact

Deborah Hahn
202-838-3458
dhahn@fishwildlife.org

Work Group Members

Mike Bednarski - Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 
Carolyn Caldwell - Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 
Buddy Baker - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 
Jim deVos - Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Related Resources:

www.cites.org