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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) By: Jordan Jansma APES period 6.

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1 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) By: Jordan Jansma APES period 6

2 Name: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Draft Year: 1973 Amendment Years: none International or National: International, but implemented at a national level. Agency Responsible: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

3 Purpose The purpose of CITES is the ensure that the international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Because the trade of wild animals and plants between countries, the effort to regulate it now requires international cooperation to protect certain species from over-exploitation.


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