The 180th Party: Iraq

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Republic of Iraq as the 180th Party to CITES.
Iraq is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf in the south east.
Iraq is home to a variety of fauna and flora, of which over 100 are included in the CITES Appendices, including Arabian oryx, red deer, fallow deer, common jackal, grey wolf, red fox, Eurasian lynx, leopard, brown bear, Asian wild ass, red-breasted goose, Eurasian spoonbill, various birds of prey, whale shark, knifetooth sawfish and several Euphorbia species (a flowering plant). 
The Convention will enter into force for Iraq on 6 May 2014.