Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Short Name: CITES
Full Name: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Purpose: biodiversity
Established: 03-Mar-1973
Entered into force: 01-Jul-1975
Type: convention, multi-lateral
Place where established: Washington DC, USA
Schedule to expire:
Goals and Objectives: The purpose is to protect certain endangered species from over-exploitation by means of a system of import/export permits; includes animals and plants whether dead or alive, and any recognizable parts or derivatives thereof.
Related Legislation: [30 Apr 1983] Amendment to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Art. XXI). [1979] Amendment Protocol, Related to financial provisions. (Entered into force on 13 Apr 1987).
Internet source: #http://www.cites.org/#
Signatories
Country Status Year
Afghanistanratified30-Oct-1986
Albaniaratified25-Sep-2003
Algeriaratified23-Nov-1984
Antigua and Barbudaratified06-Oct-1997
Argentinaratified08-Apr-1981
Australiaratified27-Oct-1976
Austriaratified27-Apr-1982
Azerbaijanratified23-Nov-1998
Bahamasratified18-Sep-1979
Bangladeshratified18-Feb-1982
Barbadosratified09-Mar-1993
Belarusratified08-Nov-1995
Belgiumratified01-Jan-1984
Beninratified28-May-1984
Bhutanratified13-Nov-2002
Boliviaratified04-Oct-1979
Botswanaratified12-Feb-1978
Brazilratified04-Nov-1975
Brunei Darussalamratified02-Aug-1990
Bulgariaratified16-Apr-1991
Burkina Fasoratified11-Jan-1990
Burundiratified06-Nov-1988
Cambodiaratified07-Dec-1973
Cameroonratified03-Sep-1981
Canadaratified09-Jul-1975
Central African Republicratified25-Nov-1980
Chadratified03-May-1989
Chileratified01-Jul-1985
Chinaratified08-Apr-1981
Colombiaratified29-Nov-1981
Comorosratified21-Feb-1995
Congo, Dem. Rep. of theratified18-Oct-1976
Congo, Republic ofratified01-May-1983
Costa Ricaratified28-Sep-1975
Côte d'Ivoireratified19-Feb-1995
Cubaratified19-Jul-1990
Cyprusratified01-Jul-1975
Denmarkratified24-Oct-1977
Djiboutiratified07-May-1992
Dominicaratified02-Nov-1995
Dominican Republicratified17-Mar-1987
Ecuadorratified01-Jul-1975
Egyptratified04-Apr-1978
El Salvadorratified29-Jul-1987
Equatorial Guinearatified08-Jun-1992
Eritrearatified22-Jan-1995
Estoniaratified20-Oct-1992
Ethiopiaratified04-Jul-1989
Fijiratified29-Dec-1997
Finlandratified08-Aug-1976
Franceratified09-Aug-1978
Gabonratified14-May-1989
Gambiaratified24-Nov-1977
Georgiaratified13-Sep-1996
Germany, Fed. Rep.ratified20-Jun-1976
Ghanaratified12-Feb-1976
Greeceratified06-Jan-1993
Grenadaratified30-Aug-1999
Guatemalaratified05-Feb-1980
Guinearatified20-Dec-1981
Guinea-Bissauratified14-Aug-1990
Guyanaratified25-Aug-1977
Hondurasratified13-Jun-1985
Hungaryratified27-Aug-1985
Icelandratified02-Apr-2000
Indiaratified18-Oct-1976
Indonesiaratified28-Mar-1979
Iran, Islamic R. ofratified01-Nov-1976
Irelandratified01-Nov-1974
Israelratified17-Mar-1980
Italyratified31-Dec-1979
Jamaicaratified22-Jun-1997
Japanratified04-Nov-1980
Jordanratified14-Mar-1979
Kazakhstanratified19-Apr-2000
Kenyaratified13-Mar-1979
Korea, R. ofratified09-Jul-1993
Kuwaitratified09-Apr-1973
Lao People's Dem. Rep.ratified30-May-2004
Latviaratified11-Feb-1997
Lesothoratified30-Dec-2003
Liberiaratified09-Jun-1981
Libyan Arab Jamahiriyaratified28-Apr-2003
Liechtensteinratified28-Feb-1980
Lithuaniaratified09-Mar-2002
Luxembourgratified12-Mar-1984
Macedonia, Fmr Yug Rp ofratified02-Oct-2000
Madagascarratified18-Nov-1975
Malawiratified06-May-1982
Malaysiaratified18-Jan-1978
Maliratified16-Oct-1994
Maltaratified16-Jul-1989
Mauritaniaratified13-Mar-1998
Mauritiusratified27-Jun-1975
Mexicoratified30-Sep-1991
Moldova, Republic ofratified27-Jun-2001
Monacoratified18-Jul-1978
Mongoliaratified04-Apr-1996
Moroccoratified14-Jan-1976
Mozambiqueratified23-Jun-1981
Myanmarratified13-Jun-1997
Namibiaratified18-Mar-1991
Nepalratified16-Sep-1975
Netherlandsratified18-Jul-1984
New Zealandratified08-Aug-1989
Nicaraguaratified04-Nov-1977
Nigerratified07-Dec-1975
Nigeriaratified01-Jul-1975
Norwayratified25-Oct-1976
Pakistanratified19-Jul-1976
Palauratified15-Jul-2004
Panamaratified15-Nov-1978
Papua New Guinearatified11-Mar-1976
Paraguayratified13-Feb-1977
Peruratified25-Sep-1975
Philippinesratified16-Nov-1981
Polandratified12-Mar-1990
Portugalratified11-Mar-1981
Qatarratified06-Aug-2001
Romaniaratified16-Nov-1994
Russian Federationratified13-Apr-1992
Rwandaratified18-Jan-1981
Saint Kitts and Nevisratified15-May-1994
Saint Luciaratified15-Mar-1983
Saint Vincent & the Grenadinesratified28-Feb-1989
Sao Tome and Principeratified07-Nov-2001
Saudi Arabiaratified10-Jun-1996
Senegalratified03-Nov-1977
Serbia and Montenegroratified28-May-2002
Seychellesratified09-May-1977
Sierra Leoneratified26-Jan-1995
Singaporeratified28-Feb-1987
Slovakiaratified02-Mar-1993
Sloveniaratified23-Apr-2000
Somaliaratified02-Mar-1986
South Africaratified13-Oct-1975
Spainratified28-Aug-1986
Sri Lankaratified02-Aug-1979
Sudanratified24-Jan-1983
Surinameratified15-Feb-1981
Swazilandratified26-Feb-1997
Swedenratified01-Jul-1975
Switzerlandratified01-Jul-1975
Syrian Arab Republicratified29-Jul-2003
Tanzania, United R. ofratified29-Nov-1979
Thailandratified21-Apr-1983
Togoratified21-Jan-1979
Trinidad and Tobagoratified18-Apr-1984
Tunisiaratified01-Jul-1975
Turkeyratified22-Dec-1996
Ugandaratified16-Oct-1991
Ukraineratified29-Mar-2000
United Arab Emiratesratified09-May-1990
United Kingdomratified31-Oct-1976
Uruguayratified01-Jul-1975
USA (contiguous states)ratified01-Jul-1975
Uzbekistanratified08-Oct-1997
Vanuaturatified15-Oct-1989
Venezuelaratified22-Jan-1978
Viet Namratified20-Apr-1994
Yemenratified03-Aug-1997
Zambiaratified22-Feb-1981
Zimbabweratified17-Aug-1981
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Species
Species
Cetorhinus maximus
Polyodon spathula
Carcharodon carcharias
Hippocampus hippocampus
Hippocampus guttulatus
Latimeria chalumnae
Acipenser stellatus
Acipenser sturio
Huso huso
Arapaima gigas
Rhincodon typus
Acipenser naccarii
Acipenser nudiventris
Acipenser brevirostrum
Acipenser fulvescens
Acipenser medirostris
Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Acipenser transmontanus
Scaphirhynchus albus
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Chasmistes cujus
Hippocampus erectus
Hippocampus ingens
Hippocampus reidi
Hippocampus zosterae
Neoceratodus forsteri
Psephurus gladius
Acipenser ruthenus
Huso dauricus
Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni
Acipenser baerii baerii
Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
Probarbus jullieni
Hippocampus histrix
Hippocampus kuda
Acipenser schrenckii
Caecobarbus geertsii
Pangasianodon gigas
Hippocampus capensis
Totoaba macdonaldi
Scleropages formosus
Hippocampus camelopardalis
Acipenser dabryanus
Acipenser sinensis
Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi
Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni
Acipenser mikadoi
Acipenser persicus
Hippocampus angustus
Hippocampus trimaculatus
Hippocampus whitei
Hippocampus sindonis
Hippocampus coronatus
Hippocampus breviceps
Hippocampus fuscus
Hippocampus spinosissimus
Acipenser baerii baicalensis
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Hippocampus abdominalis
Hippocampus zebra
Latimeria menadoensis
Hippocampus algiricus
Hippocampus barbouri
Hippocampus bargibanti
Hippocampus borboniensis
Hippocampus comes
Hippocampus fisheri
Hippocampus jayakari
Hippocampus kelloggi
Hippocampus lichtensteinii
Hippocampus minotaur
Hippocampus mohnikei
Hippocampus subelongatus
Scaphirhynchus suttkusi
Hippocampus jugumus
Hippocampus alatus
Hippocampus semispinosus
Hippocampus montebelloensis
Hippocampus multispinus
Hippocampus hendriki
Hippocampus grandiceps
Hippocampus denise
Hippocampus queenslandicus
Hippocampus colemani
How to contact
Secretariat's addressCITES Secretariat International Environment House 15, chemin des Anémones CH-1219 Châtelaine-Geneva Switzerland
Telephone+41-22-979 9139/40
Fax+41-22-797 3417
E-Mailcites@unep.ch#mailto:cites@unep.ch#
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