- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
- The 1975 Conventional International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was a significant step towards worldwide protection of endangered flora and fauna. It regulated trade in living specimens and products derived from listed species. India is a signatory to this convention. The signatory countries unanimously agreed upon:
- (i) That wild flora and fauna in their natural habitat is irreplaceable.
- (ii) That the nations are aware of the ever-growing value of wild flora and fauna from
- aesthetic; scientific, cultural and recreational viewpoint.
- (iii) That people of all nations hold a collective responsibility of the protection of flora and fauna.
- (iv) That international cooperation is a must to prevent trade in endangered species of plants and animals.
In this article we will discuss CITES