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Convention sur le Commerce International des Espèces de Faune et de Flore Sauvages Menacées d'Extinction

La Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction est un accord international entre Etats. Elle a pour but de veiller à ce que le commerce international des spécimens d'animaux et de plantes sauvages ne menace pas la survie des espèces auxquelles ils appartiennent.

CITES Manual for Botanic Gardens: Second Edition

Botanic gardens have a key role in implementing CITES, which aims to protect rare species from trading activities. This revised and updated Manual reflects the evolution of CITES itself since 1994, when this pamphlet was first published. PDF download available now, in English and Spanish.


BGCI Study on CITES and Medicinal Plants

A study on the role of botanic gardens in managing the medicinal plants in CITES, has been undertaken by a MSc student from Imperial College London in association with BGCI.



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CITES - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CITES is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Today, it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 30,000 species of animals and plants. It originated with IUCN.