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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

The Export, re-export, import and introduction from the sea of a species, i.e. an animal or plant, whether alive or dead, any recognizable part or derivate thereof. (Source: CITES, Art. 1)

Hierarchy

Broader: species
Related terms:
affected by trade
trade in wildlife
trafficking in wildlife
biotrade
trade in endangered species
significant trade in species
trade in specimen
significant trade in specimen

In other languages

French
commerce des espèces
Russian
торговля видами
Spanish
comercio de especies
Chinese, Simplified
物种贸易
Arabic
التجارة في الأنواع

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with trade in species

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

Multimedia

Compliance under biodiversity - related conventions - CITES

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