Every three years, CITES
a meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP). At each COP, the
Parties consider and vote on proposals to add or delete species from
the Appendices I and II and interpret the treaty language by adopting
Resolutions and Decisions.
For each COP, SSN prepares the 'CITES
Digest', an invaluable guide to the species proposals and working
document to be considered at the COP. In addition, SSN produces a
helpful series of factsheets on the meeting's key topics.