What is CITES?
CITES stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments to protect endangered plants and animals – ensuring their trade doesn’t threaten their survival. Biome Exotics will clearly mark the plants and animals covered by CITES that are for sale. Biome Exotics encourages all customers to check and be aware of any import/export laws/policies prior to purchasing and shipping.
So what exactly are CITES Appendices I, II and III?
Appendices are lists of species afforded different levels or types of protection from over-exploitation. [see How CITES works].
Please take a moment to read the full description for each of the appendices on the [CITES website].
Shipping animals on CITES Appendix II? Always check your plant
and animal species to see if they are covered by CITES regulations
and what you need to know prior to shipping.
IFAW Program Director Kelvin Alie speaks regarding the importance
of CITES and how the convention affects the world.
What Is The IUCN Red List?
The IUCN Red List is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies. These criteria are relevant to all species and all regions of the world. With its strong scientific base, the IUCN Red List is recognized as the most authoritative guide to the status of biological diversity. Read more about this importance and purpose of this organization [here]
Also read [How the Red List is Used]
The IUCN Red List: A Barometer of Life
What kind of world do we want? IUCN extinction crisis video
IUCN Icons symbolizing statuses