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.
In addition to the general requirement to effectively implement CITES, the PTPA contains an Annex on Forest Sector Governance that includes measures related to timber species listed under CITES as well as broader forest management and timber extraction issues in Peru.
Speaking ahead of the April 10-20 CITES conference in Nairobi, CITES Secretary General Willem Wijnstekers told a news conference in Geneva that CITES should respect the views of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which bans commercial whaling, citing a "historical link" between the two organizations.