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CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES)

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French Equivalent: Convention sur le commerce international des espèces sauvages de faune et de flore menacées d’extinction (CITES)

Definition:
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international treaty drawn up in 1973 to protect wildlife through controlling international trade.

Context:
CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975 and currently (2013) has a membership of 178 countries. Member countries act by banning commercial international trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by regulating and monitoring trade in others that might become endangered.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Hyperlink:
http://www.cites.org/

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013