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Sustainable Trade of CITES Species

Sustainable Trade of CITES Species

The trade of animal and plant species in North America is a multimillion-dollar business. However, illegal harvesting of wildlife threatens the survival of certain species, as well as, the livelihood of the communities that depend on them. Through our work we are helping promote legal and sustainable trade while supporting the commitments made under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Tools and Resources

CEC Tools and Resources

Sustainable Trade of Priority Species in North America

We contribute to the to the legal, sustainable and traceable production and trade in these selected species.


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84 pages August 7, 2019

Trinational Trade and Enforcement Training Workshop to Support the Legal and Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises

The topics covered during the workshop addressed conservation, management, and enforcement needs. The workshop was conducted by holding specific...

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49 pages August 6, 2019

Regional Workshop on the Evaluation of Capacities to Identify Woods in the Trade of CITES-listed Priority Timber Species

The objective was to exchange information and experiences, as well as databases, methodologies and tools, on identifying wood from six tree species...

Sustainable trade of tarantulas Publication Cover

27 pages February 13, 2019

Collaboration to support sustainable trade of tarantulas in North America

The Trinational Trade Session included 16 presentations in nine topics related to the conservation and sustainable trade in North American species of...

Identification of CITES-listed Tarantulas Publication Cover

80 pages February 13, 2019

Identification of CITES-listed Tarantulas

Collectively, these species comprise all of the tarantula species that are listed on the Appendices of CITES (at the time of writing). Common names,...

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52 pages May 17, 2017

Sustainable Trade in Parrots: Action Plan for North America

Eleven parrot species, from seven genera, were originally selected for this project. However, a taxonomic review found that two of the selected...