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Emily Nall

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
-The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (C.I.T.E.S) is an international governmental agreement that sets limits to worldwide trading of animal and plant species.
-C.I.T.E.S. was created in 1963 by members of the IUCN (the World Conservation Union) and was finally put to action on July1, 1975.
-The agreement wants to prevent the extinction of animal and plant species that are becoming threatened as their specimens are in high demand among trading affiliations.
- This international agreement includes countries such as Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania are involved. These countries have become aware with the dangers of a species survival and would like to ensure that trade involving these species will not threaten their survival.
- C.I.T.E.S protects 5,000 animal species and 28,000 plant species. The species are placed in one of three appendixes or groups depending on the type and amount of protection they need.



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