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1 JOLANTA RIMŠAITĖ Nature Research Centre Institute of Ecology Akademijos 2 LT Vilnius, Lithuania El. p. CITES species expertise carried out in Nature Research Centre

2 Nature Research Centre (NRC)- Cites Scientific Authorities in Lithuania. Scientists of Institute of Ecology and Institute of Botany NRC deals with Convention related issues – identification of Cites species, consulting to the effect of trade on the status of the CITES species.

3 The mostly detained goods with suspected CITES specimens in customs: * “snake vine” * Stone corals * Mollusca

4 “Snake vine” with checkered keelback Xenochrophis piscator (2007 year -37 units) ir scorpions (25 units) Heterometrus sp., also Ahaetulla nasuta (Colubridae), Rhabdophis tigrinus, Elaphe rufodorsata=Oocatochus rufodorsatus, Hippocampus spp, Gekko gecko Stone corals (SCLERACTINIA spp. )

5 2008 year: * 20 expertise 2012 – 2011 year: * 11 expertise to custom (skin, leather goods, corals ) 2013 year: * 3 expertise (“snake vine” (with Bungarus sp., scorpions), corals year: * 5 expertise to custom * (15 units of “snake vine” mostly with Xenochrophis piscator, 32 units of shells, )

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9 Shells of Mollusca Tridacna

10 Strombus gigas

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19 Stone corals and its parts

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21 Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

22 Cites information desks and expositions in Kaunas T. Ivanauskas Museum of zoology

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