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Conventions and Agreements

CITES Publications

Evaluation of the Harvest of Prunus africana
Wildlife Crime Analytic Toolkit

Additional Readings

Non-Detriment Findings

    Publications made possible through the project Strengthening CITES implementation capacity of developing countries to ensure sustainable wildlife management and non-detrimental trade which was supported by the European Union

Theses (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA))

Case Studies


  • CITES Trade Database
    The CITES trade database is a unique resource and currently holds 7 million records of trade in wildlife and 50,000 scientific names of taxa listed by CITES. Currently, more than 500,000 records of trade in CITES-listed species of wildlife are reported annually.
  • CITES Trade Data Dashboards
    The CITES Trade Data Dashboards provide an interactive, dynamic way of viewing the trade data submitted by CITES Parties in their annual reports to the Convention. Two points of entry are provided: 1)the Global Dashboard, which displays global trade trends by taxonomic group; and 2) the National Dashboard, which displays trade data by country or region.
  • Ecolex
    ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. Its purpose is to build capacity worldwide by providing the most comprehensive possible global source of information on environmental law. This unique resource, which combines the environmental law information holdings of FAO, IUCN and UNEP, seeks to put this information at the disposal of users world-wide, in an easily accessible service, employing modern technology. The ECOLEX database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text of most of the information provided.
  • InforMEA
    InforMEA harvests COP decisions, news, meetings, membership, national focal points and reports from MEAs. Information is organised by terms from MEA COP agendas. InforMEA is a project of the MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative with the support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • Trade Information Query Tool
    This database includes information on CITES Quotas, other CITES restrictions (animals only), and EC suspensions and opinions.
  • UNEP-WCMC E-library
    The UNEP-WCMC E-library is a searchable database of electronic documents, developed for the European Commission and Member States in the implementation of Community wildlife trade controls.
  • UNEP-WCMC EU Wildlife Trade Regulation database
    The EU Wildlife Trade Regulation database includes more than 33,000 accepted plant and animal species that are listed in the CITES Appendices and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations and many of their synonyms. It was created and is maintained by UNEP-WCMC with financial support from the European Commission.
  • Species+
    Species+, developed by UNEP-WCMC and the CITES Secretariat, is a website designed to assist Parties with implementing CITES, CMS and other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). Species+ provides a centralised portal for accessing key information on species of global concern.
    In particular, Species+ contains information on all species that are listed in the Appendices of CITES and CMS, as well as other CMS Family listings and species included in the Annexes to the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.

Identification Materials

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