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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

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TitleConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2nd TitleConvention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction; Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestr
CreatorCITES Secretariat
DescriptionCITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of those animals and plants. The species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree of protection they need. Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. Appendix III is a list of species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES Parties for assistance in controlling the trade. From the webpages there are links to the CITES species database, the CITES trade database, and other resources.
URLhttp://www.cites.org/
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
CountryINTERNATIONAL
KeywordsCITES; trade; endangered species; wildlife; fauna; flora; international trade; Washington Convention; conventions; plants; animals; biodiversity
TypeDatabases, International organizations, Species data
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: April 26 2007 | Last updated: September 10 2007