Guide to the List of CITES Species
The Guide to the List of CITES Species has been updated to reflect recent changes to the species listed on the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The changes came into effect on 14 October, 2010 subsequent to the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) Doha (Qatar) on 13-25 March 2010.
The 'Guide to the List of CITES Species' is not a complete list of the CITES species. It contains information on frequently traded species for quick reference. For a definitive list of CITES species please use the CITES species database available at:  
While using the 'Guide to the List of CITES Species', you may found some fauna species are written together in a group. This is reflected every time the word spp. is used. The abbreviation spp. is used to denote all species of a higher taxon. Meanwhile, the flora species is represented by the ssp. and var(s). that are used to describe plant taxa below the level of species. In order to help you identify what is included, kindly use the following database to identify what are the species listed within it.
For example:
Species listed under CITES:
Felidae spp.
What are the species included within the Appendix II the family of Felidae spp?
The UNEP-WCMC Species Database found there 180 species listed under the Felidae spp. In short, it means all subspecies under the family is listed either under the Appendix I or Appendix II. The international trade activity and the movements across borders consisting of these species included in Appendix II do need Act 686 permit or certificate.
None of the Felidae family listed under the Appendix I are allowed for commercial purposes. These species listed under Appendix I upon approval for use of non-commercial activity/ programme, may be granted permits or certificates for travelling-exhibit or approval from the Minister of Natural Resource and Environment.
**About the list
The following is a guide to the list of CITES species for the purposes of the International Trade In Endangered Species Act 2008 [Act 686] taking into account the amendments as agreed at the 15th Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP15) in Doha (Qatar).
The list includes details of the CITES Appendix in which a species is listed, the date on which the CITES provisions first applied to the species, the specimens of the species that are included in a particular Appendix, and any conditions or restrictions that may apply to the specimen. The notation 'p.e' indicates species that may be possibly extinct. Specimens derived from Appendix III species either require a permit or a Certificate of Origin to be issued.
Last Updated : 16 February 2016