Implementing CITES Appendix II listings for marine fishes : a novel framework and a constructive analysis
The global Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(CITES) has significant potential to help improve the population status of wild animals and plants
subject to international trade, and thus to help reconcile conservation of these species with sustainable use.
The challenge for the 184 Parties to CITES (183-member countries plus the European Union) is to
implement their obligations for species that have been added to the CITES Appendices. No
international commercial trade is allowed for species listed on Appendix I and trade in species listed
on Appendix II must be regulated for sustainability and legality; all shipments must be accompanied
by a CITES document issued by the Party’s CITES Management Authority.......
We have developed a novel framework to explore how CITES Parties are implementing Appendix II listings, assessing progress on four levels:...