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CITES - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
The main purpose of CITES is to ensure that no species of wild flora is subject to unsustainable exploitation because of international trade.
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.
CITES and Medicinal Plants Study: A Summary of Findings
BGCI is working to link plant conservation with improvements in human well-being through a new project for threatened medicinal species to help ensure on-going access to vital plant resources. Medicinal plant displays are popular features in gardens, who also contribute research and other services.
25th January 2007
18th June 2007
The Evolution of CITES - W. Wijnstekers (2006)
This comprehensive publication presents a history of the evolution of cites. It begins with the basics and guides the reader through its complex structure. The provisions of the convention are clearly highlighted in the book, and the numerous resolutions and decisions are explained.