Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 3, 20212021-10-03T11:56:18+05:30 2021-10-03T11:56:18+05:30In: GENERAL What is Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)/ Washington Convention? What is Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Washington Convention? current affairsinternational organisation Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rahul 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Rahul BRIGHT 2021-10-03T12:07:16+05:30Added an answer on October 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)/ Washington Convention It is an international agreement to regulate worldwide commercial trade in wild animal and plant species. It was signed on March 3, 1973 (World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3). It is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Secretariat — Geneva (Switzerland). CITES is legally binding on state parties to the convention, which is obliged to adopt their domestic legislation to implement its goals. Classification: Appendix I: includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances. Appendix II: includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival. Appendix III: contains species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES Parties for assistance in controlling the trade. Changes to Appendix III follow a distinct procedure from changes to Appendices I and II, as each Party’s is entitled to make unilateral amendments to it. In News India has proposed to remove rosewood (Dalbergiasissoo) from Appendix II of CITES. India has also proposed to transfer small clawed otters (Aonyxcinereus), smooth coated otters (Lutrogaleperspicillata), Indian Star Tortoise (Geocheloneelegans) from Appendix II to Appendix I, thereby giving more protection to the species. The proposal also includes inclusion of Gekko gecko and Wedge sh (Rhinidae) in Appendix II of CITES. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?