CITES (ENVR 202)

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1 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES: An Overview
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2 CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora It is also known as the Washington Convention because it was signed in Washington D.C. CITES was signed on 3 March 1973, and entered into force on 1 July 1975 …in operation for 30+ years
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3 CITES OVERVIEW • CITES aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival • CITES recognizes “that international co- operation is essential for the protection of certain species of wild fauna and flora against over-exploitation through international trade” (preamble)
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4 How CITES Works International legal framework with common procedural mechanisms to prevent and regulate international trade CITES regulates international trade on the basis of a system of appendices, permits and certificates (but allows reservations!)
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5 CITES Framework: System of Appendices & Permits Appendix System : • Series of three appendices according different levels of protection to listed species • Species listed based on nominations and voting by two-third majority parties present and voting Permit System : Creates system for managing listed species
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6 Listing Process & Appendix System • Listing Process: – Any Party may propose an amendment to list a species – Amendments to Appendices I & II require 2/3 majority But Appendix III listing process differs • Appendix I: – Includes species threatened with extinction, i.e., the
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