Target 11: Trade
No Species of Wild Flora Endangered by International Trade
The proposed formulation of the target is more precise since it focuses on those species that are actually threatened by international trade.
So formulated, the target is attainable and is complementary to target 12.
Species of wild flora endangered by international trade include but are not limited to species listed on appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The target is consistent with the main purpose of the CITES Strategic Plan (to 2005): "No species of wild flora subject to unsustainable exploitation because of international trade".
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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TRAFFIC has a worldwide network of offices that monitor trade in, and utilization of, wild plants and animals. It is the joint wildlife trade monitoring programme of WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature and IUCN-The World Conservation Union.
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.
UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
UNEP-WCMC manages, analyses and delivers information on animal and plant species in support of their conservation and sustainable use, and provides support to others in information management. It manages the CITES Trade Database on behalf of the CITES Secretariat and produces updated Checklists.
The European Community and Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora
The resource area for CITES and European regulations relating to the trade in endangered species.
Over 200 different tree species worldwide are used to make musical instruments, but at least 70 of these species are threatened with extinction in the wild. Fauna & Flora International’s SoundWood programme works to safeguard the future of threatened tree species used to make musical instruments.
Banana Link is a small and dynamic not-for-profit co-operative, founded in 1996 that campaigns for a fair and sustainable banana trade. We work in Latin America the Caribbean, Europe and the U.S. Our website gives information on the many social and environmental issues that affect the banana trade.
Linking Farmers with Markets
Linking Farmers With Markets is primarily about the development and operation of agricultural supply chains; specifically, how they can contribute to improving the lives of the world’s farmers, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and in maintaining sustainable supplies of food and fibre.
The International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is an attempt to bring better regulation to a growing problem of the harvesting of wild plant species for medicine. The document is still being developed and input from stakeholders is welcomed.
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.