Action timeline

August 26, 2014 – The Center requested that the United States propose the nautilus for protection under Appendix II of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), which would track and limit trade.

May 31, 2016 – The Center petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to consider protecting the chambered nautilus under the Endangered Species Act.

August 25, 2016 – The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced it will consider giving Endangered Species Act protection to the chambered nautilus.

Nautilus photo by Greg J. Barord