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Agreements - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Download a complete copy (pdf, 138kb) of the CITES or browse the individual sections below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Article I - Definitions
Article II - Fundamental Principles
Article III - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix I
Article IV - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix II
Article V - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix III
Article VI - Permits and Certificates
Article VII - Exemptions and Other Special Provisions Relating to Trade
Article VIII - Measures to Be Taken by the Parties
Article IX - Management and Scientific Authorities
Article X - Trade with States not Party to the Convention
Article XI - Conference of the Parties
Article XII - The Secretariat
Article XIII - International Measures
Article XIV - Effect on Domestic Legislation and International Conventions
Article XV - Amendments to Appendices I and II
Article XVI - Appendix III and Amendments thereto
Article XVII - Amendment of the Convention
Article XVIII - Resolution of Disputes
Article XIX - Signature
Article XX - Ratification, Acceptance, Approval
Article XXI - Accession
Article XXII - Entry into Force
Article XXIII - Reservations
Article XXIV - Denunciation
Article XXV - Depositary

 

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