#CoP17 Fri 23 Sept 2016
CITES

related: biodiversity, wildlife, wildlife day, wildlife crime
Twitter: @CITES
events: CoP17

Events

September 24 - October 5 CoP17

Key Links

http://www.cites.org
www.twitter.com/CITES
www.facebook.com/CITES
www.youtube.com/c/CITES
www.flickr.com/CITES


Publications

https://cites.org/eng/resources/publications.php

Evolution of CITES

https://cites.org/eng/resources/pub/evolution.pdf (2003)
https://cites.org/sites/default/files/common/resources/Evolution_of_CITES_9.pdf (2011)

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/cites

Flickr

cites

Buzzword Bingo

Agenda - Amendment - Appendix - Ban - Biodiversity - Bushmeat - CITES - CITESCoP17 - Convention - Country of Origin - Criteria - Decision - Elephants - Endangered - Enforcement - Expert Panel Report - Ex Situ - Extinction - FAO - Glossary - Hybrid - In Situ - Intervention - Ivory - Life History - Lions - Listing - Livelihood - Management - Market Demand - Observer - Pangolins - Party - Parties - Plenary - Poaching - Population - Protection - Proposal - Quota - Red List - Resolution - Rhinos - Secret Ballot - Secret Vote - Sharks - Side Event - Species - Survival - Sustainable Use - Terminology - Tourist Souvenir - Uplist - Vulnerability - Wild - Wildlife - Wildlife Crime - World Wildlife Day

cites


CITES Bingo 10.2016

Headlines

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37456236

Background
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973, and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants. In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated, the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process. - Wikipedia

With 180 Member States, CITES remains one of the world's most powerful tools for biodiversity conservation through the regulation of trade in wild fauna and flora. Thousands of species are internationally traded and used by people in their daily lives for food, housing, health care, ecotourism, cosmetics or fashion.

CITES regulates international trade in over 35,000 species of plants and animals, including their products and derivatives, ensuring their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment. The CITES permit system seeks to ensure that international trade in listed species is sustainable, legal and traceable.

CITES was signed in Washington D.C. on March 3, 1973.

March 3 World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the date that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The goal of World Wildlife Day is to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora; recall the privileged interactions between wildlife and populations across the globe; and raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

Appendices

Species covered by CITES are listed by Appendices I (highest level of protection), II and III, according to the level of risk to survival of the species.

Wikipedia

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973, and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants. In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated, the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CITES

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Twitter

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