He noted that CITES
should ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival, adding that all submissions were aimed at promoting conservation of natural resources.
The conference amended an earlier Appendix II listing of rosewoods and related tree species to ensure that small finished items, including musical instruments, parts and accessories, could be carried across borders without the need for CITES
Because it is science-based, implementation-oriented and pragmatic, CITES
plays an essential role in advancing international efforts to conserve and sustainably use our natural capital,' she said.
The conference also will address wildlife crime linked to the internet, the use of forensic applications, corruption, a threat assessment report on wildlife crime in West and Central Africa and storage and management of data on illegal trade used to inform decision-making, CITES
In addition to decisions taken regarding which species would be included within the CITES
mandate, decisions were taken regarding implementation of the Convention for species already on CITES
Appendices.Aa Enhanced efforts to battle increased poaching and illegal trade in rhinos and to improve the often overlooked trade in turtles, snakes and other reptiles were important success stories from this meeting.Aa Marine species affected by illegal, unmanaged and unreported fishing, such as the humphead wrasse, as well as bycatch, also had a more prominent role in CITES
than at previous meetings.
Since 2008, the Service has supported extensive work by the Department of the Interior's International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) to build the capacity of other countries to implement and enforce CITES
by provide training and assistance.
Speaking from the meeting in Geneva, Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation said: "The crucial decision of the CITES
standing committee meeting will help protect elephants throughout Africa and Asia.
finding that exports of CITES
protected species "will not be
is a global agreement under which 169 countries seek to regulate and monitor international wildlife trade through a system of permits.
In the United States, the Endangered Species Act designates responsibility for CITES
implementation to the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the U.S.
To help protect the species, nations belonging to CITES
ban all trade of African elephant ivory.
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