CITES

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CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. An arrangement between nations to restrict the commercial traffic in rare species of animals and plants e.g. rhinoceros horn, rare birds, ivory and orchids.
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QNA Doha The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has seized 47 Habara birds for illegal entry into the country in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
It is illegal, especially in the UAE, under the Cites (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) Act.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna bans international trade in fin whales and other whales.
In 2002, 32 species of seahorses were entered under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), signed by 166 nations.
And in 1975, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, prohibited the commercial trade of vicuna products, from hides to wool.
This new piece of legislation amends Council Regulation 338/97/EC which contains lists of animal and plant species for which trade is restricted or controlled, lists that contain the annexes to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES Convention).
The EU proposal will be adopted if it is supported by two-thirds of 175 signatories attending the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which opens Saturday in Doha, Qatar, and runs until March 25.
Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi have been putting the leaflets together over the last three years as part of a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) project.
Organised by the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), in collaboration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, the seminar was attended by over 130 enforcement officials from all 25 EU member states, the European Commission, the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) Secretariat, Interpol and NGOs fighting against illegal trading of endangered species.
Activists charge that Ringling has supported a loosening of the ban on elephant ivory sales at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
In January 1990, African elephants joined the ranks of the officially endangered, as defined by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, a treaty organization that seeks to regulate trade in rare plants and animals.

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