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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.

A Review of International Conventions which Affect the Work of Botanic Gardens: CITES - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

The CITES-Workshop



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.

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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.

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The IUCN/SSC Wildlife Trade Programme
The IUCN/SSC Wildlife Trade Programme seeks to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild species subject to trade. It works closely with the IUCN/SSC Specialist Groups, which monitor the conservation status of species in the wild.

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.

 
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.