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Definition(s)

Any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes:(a) without notification pursuant to the provisions of the Basel Convention to all States concerned; or (b) without the consent pursuant to the provisions of this Convention of a State concerned; or (c) with consent obtained from States concerned through falsification, misrepresentation or fraud; or (d) that does not conform in a material way with the documents; or (e) that results in deliberate disposal (e.g. dumping) of hazardous wastes or other wastes in contravention of this Convention and of general principles of international law (Source: Basel Convention Art. 9)

Illegal trade of species refers to 'trade in specimens (any redily recognizable part or derivate thereof) of species included in Appendices I, II and III except in accordance with the provisions of the [CITES] Convention' (Source: CITES, Art. 1 and 2).

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Alternative labels:
Illegal traffic
Illegally traded
Illicit trade
Poaching
Smuggling
Trafficking
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In other languages

French
commerce illicite
Russian
незаконная торговля
Spanish
tráfico ilícito
Arabic
اتجار غير مشروع

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Illegal trade

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Illegal trade. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Cartagena Protocol
World Heritage Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Bamako Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

World Forestry Conference 2015, Durban Tree Talk with John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

Criminal Activities

Effectiveness and Compliance of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Japan)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)