Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)

Name: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
Abbreviation: CITES
URL to homepage: http://www.cites.org
Country: Switzerland
 

Mandate

  • Monitor and when necessary curtail international trade in those species of wild flora and fauna that were either in immediate or eventual danger of extinction due to a variety of factors, including international trade in them.
  • CITES appendices list a number of tree species that may include and/or apply to commercial timber species.
  • Promotion of international and national vernacular and scientific nomenclature of timber species, parts, and derivatives. [ref. 5]

Relevance to forests by key words

international trade, mahogany, timber species

last updated:  Thursday, April 19, 2007