Ad hoc reports

Beyond the three reports that each Party is required to submit (the annual report, the annual illegal trade report and the implementation report), the Conference of the Parties, the Standing Committee and the Animals and Plants Committees can request Parties to report on specific issues or species. This page provides an overview of all ad hoc CITES reporting requirements.

Resolutions and Decisions

Almost all valid Resolutions contain a reporting requirement. In addition, a number of Decisions of the Conference of the Parties request the Secretariat to seek information from Parties on specific issues. 

List of reporting requirements


In order for Parties to have a good grasp of all CITES reporting requirements, the Conference of the Parties requested the Secretariat in Resolution Conf. 4.6 (Rev. CoP19) to maintain a list of reporting requirements available HERE.

Species-specific reporting

For species-specific reporting, the Standing Committee adopted a template and a set of guidance (see Notification to the Parties No. 2016/004 of 05 February 2016).