Originally published in 1979 International Trade in Wildlife is a product of the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora conference, containing the full text of the CITIES convention. The volume outlines the animals and plants controlled by CITIES, and describes the protective policies put in place to protect endangered plants and animals. It gives a detailed background to the international traffic in monkey’s, spotted cats, whales, ivory, parrots, tortoises, marine turtles, crocodiles, butterflies, sponges and rare orchids at the time of publication and acts as a comprehensive document on the conservation policies enacted through CITIES, as well as facts surrounding the decline of endangered species. Although published over 40 years ago, the document still offers a comprehensive and useful guide to conservation and will be an important historical document for environmental policy makers and conservationists alike.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. What Does the Washington Convention Say? 3. The Secretariat 4. How is CITIES enforced – and How Evaded? 5. The Wildlife Trade 6. Second CITIES conference: Costa Rica, 1979 Annex 1: The Text of the Convention Annex 2: Appendices I, II, III Reading List