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 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Flora And Fauna (the Washington Convention)  Formed on the 1 July 1975  Administered.

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2  Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Flora And Fauna (the Washington Convention)  Formed on the 1 July 1975  Administered by UNEP.  CITES Secretary-General -> Mr. John Scanlon  Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

3  An international agreement between governments.  Governments join CITES voluntarily.  CITES has a membership of 175 countries.

4  To ensure that the international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival.

5  About 5000 animal species and plant species on the CITES list. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  This means that these species are protected by CITES from over-exploitation by international trade.

6  The species covered by CITES are listed in 3 appendices. HOW DOES THIS WORK?  The species are listed according to their extent of extinction and the degree of protection they require.

7  This includes species that are threatened with extinction.  Trade in these species are permitted only in special cases.  Species under this appendix include:  Mammals: The African Elephant  Fish : Acipenser sturio(European sea sturgeon)  Reptile: Crocodylus palustris (Indian crocodile)  Amphibian: Bufo superciliaris (Cameroon Toad)  Plant: Pachypodium baronii(Madagascar palm)

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9  This includes species that are not necessarily threatened with extinction.  BUT, trade in them is controlled by strict regulation to ensure sustainability.  Species protected by this appendix include:  Mammal: Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus)  Amphibian: Phyllobates spp. (poison frog)  Fish: Arapaima gigas (paiche)  Insect: Bhutanitis spp. (swallowtail butterfly)  Plant: Dudleya traskiae (Santa Barbara Island liveforever)

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11  This contains species that are protected in at least one country.  This country has asked other CITES members for help in controlling the trade of the species.  For example:  Mammals: Canis aureus ( Golden jackal - India)  Birds: Acrocephalus rodericanus (Rodrigues Old World Warbler)  Reptile: Mauremys iverson (Fujian pond turtle)  Plant: Dipteryx panamensis (Costa Rica, Nicaragua)

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13     rocodylus-palustris.htm rocodylus-palustris.htm  


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