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What is CITES ?

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

 

     

 

Its an international agreement between governments, prepared as a resolution adopted in 1973 by the IUCN (World Conservation Union).

 

     

 

Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 33,000 species of animals and plants.

 

     

 

Only one species protected by CITES has become extinct in the wild as a result of trade since the Convention entered into force in 1975.

 

     

 

You may read more about it at the CITES page.

You may check the species affected by cites at the link below.

You can also download the species list in PDF at the link below.