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International Wildlife Trade: A Cites Sourcebook
edited by Ginette Hemley
foreword by Kathryn Fuller
Island Press, 1994
eISBN: 978-1-61091-280-8 | Paper: 978-1-55963-348-2
Library of Congress Classification K3525.I58 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 341.7625


For more than two decades, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known as CITES, has been one of the largest and most effective conservation agreements in the world. By regulating international commerce in certain species -- from African elephants and exotic birds to hardwoods and bulbs -- the treaty limits trade in species that are in genuine need of protection while allowing controlled trade in species that can withstand some level of exploitation.

In addition to explaining how CITES operates, this definitive reference includes:

  • the full text of the CITES treaty

  • CITES Appendices I, II, and III

  • a list of Parties as of March 1994

  • a list of reservations by Parties as of October 1993

Chapters address the status of highly threatened species such as elephants, rhinos, and tigers as well as other heavily exploited species including parrots, primates, and bears.

International Wildlife Trade provides a valuable overview of wildlife trade issues, and of the strengths and weaknesses of the current treaty.

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