Approximately 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants are protected by CITES regulations.
Any type of wild plant or animal maybe included in the list of species protected by CITES and the range of wildlife species included in the Appendices extends from orchids to leopards and from pandas to ginseng.
Campbell Island Teal (Anas
aucklandica nesiotis, App I)
While the more well-known species, such as elephants and whales, may be the better known examples of CITES species, the most numerous groups include many lesser-known plants and animals, such as aloes, corals, mussels and frogs.
To obtain a list of species included in CITES Appendices I, II and III, search the CITES Secretariat website.
To find more details about a specific CITES species search the CITES listed species database.
The CITES Appendices are reproduced in the New Zealand implementing legislation as Schedules to the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989. The Schedules are updated when changes are made to the CITES Appendices.
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