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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

1) Any animal or plant, whether alive or dead; 2) In the case of an animal: for species included in Appendices I and II, any readily recognizable part or derivative thereof; and for species included in Appendix III, any readily recognizable part or derivative thereof specified in Appendix III in relation to the species. 3) In the case of a plant: for species included in Appendix I, any readily recognizable part or derivative thereof; and for species included in Appendices II and III, any readily recognizable part or derivative thereof specified in Appendices II and III in relation to the species. (Source: CITES)
A taxonomic category ranking immediately below a genus and including closely related, morphologically similar individuals which actually or potentially inbreed. (Source: GEMET/MGH)

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French
espèce
Russian
виды
Spanish
especies
Chinese, Simplified
物种, 种
Arabic
أنواع

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with species

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with species. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
Ramsar Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol