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What are the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List?

- The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between governments. The goal is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. CITES maintains a list of endangered and threatened species, some of which are protected under the Washington Animal Trafficking Act (WATA).

- The Red List catalogs plants and animals facing a high risk of global extinction and is maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which consists of 1,300 public and private organizations that collaborate with over 16,000 experts. The Red List provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on species facing a high risk of global extinction, some of which are protected under WATA.



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9th of December, 2016

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