Protect and verify: legally trading CITES-listed trees species

Updated on 10 February 2022

ext_news_cites_un_redd_2022r.jpg The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wilde  Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a key international conservation instrument for ensuring forest products trade does not threaten the survival of international wildlife species. In this article, authors Isabel Camarena and Akiko Inoguchi explain how the UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative works with CITES to help preserve endangered species such as rosewood and agarwood in the region. In spite of efforts to make the trade processes under CITES work, illegal logging and trade in CITES-listed species remains a grave problem. As such, trainings were held to build capacity with law-enforcement agencies in the region.

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