HOW CITES WORKS (4 endangered species)

June 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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(Translation from French follows):

How CITES does it work?

There are three appendices to CITES offering varying degrees of protection for the species listed in the Convention. The application is usually done by customs officers or the national police, and all parties are bound by the treaty to adopt implementing CITES documents.

Appendix I or Appendix:

Species listed in Appendix I are threatened with extinction and the international trade in these species or their products is prohibited. Trade for non-commercial purposes is permitted only in exceptional cases. Approximately 600 animal species and 300 plant species are listed in Appendix I.

Annex or Appendix II:

Species listed in Appendix II are not threatened with extinction, but may become so unless their populations continue to decline, and if the trade goes so unbearable. Appendix II still allows international trade, but it is Notregulated, which gives a chance to recover depleted through a rigorous system that only allows legal and sustainable trade species.

For example, three sharks benefit from registration currently Appendix II: the great white shark, basking shark and the whale shark.

The countries agreed that these species are listed in Annex II because these sharks undergo a sharp decline in their populations.

At the 16th Conference of the Parties, a proposal will be voted for hammerhead sharks, oceanic sharks, porbeagle sharks and manta rays have the registration in Annex II.

Annex or Appendix III:

This appendix includes the species listed by the various countries that regulate trade among themselves and need assistance from the international community to prevent the illegal and unsustainable exploitation. It requires that all countries that export a species from Appendix III to ensure that these species have been legally obtained.

About 270 animal species and 30 plant species are listed in Appendix III.


Fishing has significantly depleted populations of sharks and rays in the last 60 years …

We must do everything we can to on the occasion of the 16th Conference of Parties of 3 to 14 March 2013, France The use of any part of its power to vote and use its influence to enroll in Appendix II, 3 species of sharks, porbeagle sharks, hammerhead sharks, oceanic sharks and sting rays.


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