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International Environment House I
Chemin des Anémones 15
1219 Châtelaine-Geneva

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c/o Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

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+41 22 917 8139 / 40

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between governments.

Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Because the trade in wild animals and plants crosses borders between countries, the effort to regulate it requires international cooperation to safeguard certain species from over-exploitation. CITES was conceived in the spirit of such cooperation. Today, it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 37,000 species of animals and plants, whether they are traded as live specimens, fur coats or dried herbs.

CITES was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of IUCN (The World Conservation Union). The text of the Convention was finally agreed at a meeting of representatives of 80 countries in Washington, D.C., the United States of America, on 3 March 1973, and on 1 July 1975 CITES entered in force.

Experts

David Morgan

David Morgan is the Chief of Governing Bodies and Meeting Services at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Hélène Gandois

Hélène Gandois is the Programme and Documentation Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Isabel Camarena Osorno

Isabel Camarena Osorno is a Scientific Support Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Ivonne Higuero

Ivonne Higuero is the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Juan Carlos Vasquez

Juan Carlos Vasquez is the Chief of Legal Affairs and Compliance at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Karen Gaynor

Karen Gaynor is a Scientific Support Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Sofie H. Flensborg

Sofie H. Flensborg is a Legal Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Tom De Meulenaer

Tom De Meulenaer is the Chief of Scientific Services at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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