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Title: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Alternative Title(s): CITES
Available From: http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/text.php
http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/E-Text.pdf
Conclusion Date: 1973-03-03
Entry Into Force Date: 1975-07-01
Description: This international agreement aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
The convention provides a framework under which each member state adopts its own domestic implementing legislation. The three appendices, linked from the convention text site, list the species afforded protection by the convention. In addition, the site links to notes about amending agreements.
The convention is available in HTML. To access languages other than English, click on language choice in upper right corner of CITES home page.
On September 07, 2010, new Compliance Procedures intended to assist the parties to achieve compliance with obligations under the Convention took effect.
Legal Citation: 27 UST 1087; TIAS 8249; 993 UNTS 243
EISIL Categories: Home > International Environmental Law > Trade & Environment
Home > International Environmental Law > Biodiversity & Protection of Ecosystems > Endangered Species & Wildlife
Keywords: endangered species
trade
wildlife
Language(s): English
French
Spanish
Site Administrator: UNEP
citesweb@unep.ch


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