Legislative guidance materials

It is the prerogative of each Party to decide how it incorporates CITES obligations into national legislation, taking into account its needs and legal practice. The provisions of the Convention and Resolution Conf. 8.4 (Rev. CoP15) only provide a broad framework, which must be elaborated in national legislation. There are many matters of detail that need to be settled at national level, either in enabling and/or in secondary legislation. To assist Parties with their legislative planning and drafting process, the CITES Secretariat - in collaboration with Parties to the Convention - has prepared the following legislative guidance materials.