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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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Shifeta further added decisions are also no longer based on science as well, hence Namibia will consult broadly in consideration of its membership to CITES as it cannot be affiliated to something that does not support the interest and wellbeing of its people.
Governments furthermore agreed to examine the trade in live ornamental marine fish to assess what role CITES could or should play in regulating this trade.
'CITES is, after all, about balance: between the need to protect species of plants and animals from extinction and the need for nations to use these resources for trade, growth and development,' UNEP executive director, Inger Andersen, said on the opening day of the conference.
For example, 20 listing proposals were prompted by concern over a growing appetite of the exotic pet trade for "charismatic amphibians and reptiles," and delegates also will decide whether musical instruments made of wood from trees regulated by CITES should be exempted from controls.
La Manouba proposera au public de la Cite ses sites archeologiques, ses monuments et une exposition sur le Musee militaire " Kasr Al-Ouarda " ou Palais de la Rose qui abrite depuis 1984 ce musee presentant l'histoire militaire de la Tunisie, depuis l'epoque carthaginoise jusqu'a nos jours.
CITES is an international agreement initiated in 1973 and since agreed to by 182 countries and the European Union to protect certain wild animals and plants against over-exploitation as a result of international trade.
CITES I includes species threatened with extinction.
MEPs call on the EU to play a key role in the protection of endangered species by participating actively in the negotiations on the CITES and insist that the 27 have to speak with a single voice and improve the speed and effectiveness of their internal decision making procedures.
It's time for joint action and for regulatory bodies to work together to ensure the continued survival of species threatened by wildlife trade, says IUCN at the end of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in Doha, Qatar.Aa"CITES CoP15 has highlighted the challenges facing this convention as one of the many existing agreements for managing commercially important species sustainably," says Sue Mainka, Head of IUCN's delegation to CITES.
The environmental chapters of FTAs typically encourage effective implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other multinational environmental agreements.
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The Dossier in last month's Geographical highlighted the dilemma faced by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on whether or not to sanction the sale of stockpiled ivory.