Agreement Protecting Endangered Plants


CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. The aim is to ensure that international trade in wildlife specimens does not jeopardize their survival. Section 10 of the Act describes the conditions under which the Wildlife and Nature Service issues authorizations to perform acts other than those prohibited. Permissions can be obtained for scientific studies or to improve the reproduction or survival of the species. For commercialized plants, permits are available for the intergovernmental or international sale of artificially reproduced plants, reducing the demand for plants harvested in the wild. For many years, CITES, which currently has 183 parties, has been part of the conservation agreements with the largest number of members. For example, harvesters must obtain a permit in the Wayne National Forest in Ohio and can only harvest in designated areas during the harvest period. They can only harvest mature plants and must not exceed their harvest limit. Harvesters must plant ripe fruit from the plants they collect. They must give their permission with information about the harvest at the end of the season in order to follow the harvest. These types of management rules allow wild ginseng crops to be obtained in the United States. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the most comprehensive international environmental conventions in the world.

It regulates the trade of more than 30,000 threatened plant and animal species, their parts and their derivatives. The regulation applies to wildlife as well as specimens raised, bred or artificially reproduced in captivity. The Wildlife and Nature Service is required to develop a recovery plan for each threatened or threatened species. These plans provide basic information on species, describe conservation measures, assess costs, and provide enhancement targets that remove species from the list of threatened species when they are realized. The recovery plans, which have been revised or completed since 1978, are available electronically from the Fish and Wildlife Service. Coverage of three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recreation plans: Coverage in the center is for a plan comprising five at-risk trees and shrubs that are found in a single mountain on the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico. The International Standards for Human Trapping (AIHTS) agreement is an international agreement between the EU, Canada and the Russian Federation. The aim of the agreement is to establish standards for human capture to ensure the welfare of captured animals and to further improve that welfare.