Parties' reports on ranching operations
In accordance with Resolution
Conf. 11.16 (Ranching and trade in ranched specimens of species
transferred from Appendix I to Appendix II), some of the Parties
concerned have submitted to the Secretariat reports on approved
ranching operations. These reports are now available on the 'National
report' section of this website.
In the context of CITES, the term ‘ranching’ means
the rearing in a controlled environment of specimens taken from
the wild, and it is used mainly in relation to populations of
Appendix-I species of animals that are no longer endangered and
that are transferred to Appendix II in accordance with Resolution
Conf. 11.16 so that they may benefit from this form of management.
Ranched species currently include only crocodilians, ranched
for their skins and meat.