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 Useful links and documents

Useful links
Information on the CITES Convention, its Appendices, Resolutions adopted at the meetings of the Conference of the Parties, Notifications sent by the CITES Secretariat to the Parties, news, publications, and other events related to the trade in threatened species of wild flora and fauna.
  • The CITES Convention. Information provided by the CITES Secretariat on the Convention, Notifications and Resolutions adopted by the Conference of the Parties, Notifications, contact details for countries that are Parties to the Convention, CITES Appendices and species, Animals and Plants Committees, registration, and other relevant international information. Available in the three official languages of the CITES Convention: English, French, and Spanish.
  • Application of the CITES Convention in the EU. Information on the trade in wild species in the EU. Relevant data from the CITES Annual and Biennial Reports, application of the Gaborone Amendment, summaries of the meetings of the Scientific Review Group, designation of authorized introduction and export points for Customs clearance of CITES specimens in the EU, travellers guide containing information on wildlife souvenirs, etc. Available in English only.
  • WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Center). Information provided by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; available data includes foreign trade data compiled from the annual reports submitted by the Parties to the CITES Convention.   
  • Species+. Species+ is a database that is managed by WCMC. It contains information on the level of protection afforded to wildlife (by country, and by species), and includes details of species taxonomy and ranges, applicable international and EU legislation, international trade data, etc.
  • TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC is a non-governmental organization that monitors international wildlife trade in the context of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. TRAFFIC specializes in studying and analysing wildlife trade trends and statistics, raising awareness, cooperation with law enforcement, etc., providing up-to-date, graphic information.
  • CITES Virtual College. This is an international virtual training centre offering a large number of training courses on CITES-related issues. It includes capacity-building presentations with simple explanations and practical illustrations, as well as references to publications, studies, dissertations, case studies, databases, etc. There is direct access to many of the resources on the website; in some cases, access requires user registration. Highly recommended!


Some useful documents

The EU Commission provides information on the CITES Convention, and on EU regulations on wildlife trade:
Subd. Gral. de Inspección, Certificación y Asistencia Técnica del Comercio