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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that ensures wildlife species are not threatened to from extinction by trade.

CITES regulates international trade of CITES-listed live animals and plants, as well as their parts and derivatives, by requiring CITES permits to be obtained before consignments are allowed to leave or enter a country. 

Singapore has been a Party to CITES since November 1986. More than 180 countries across the globe are CITES Parties. These countriesrestrict trade of endangered species listed in CITES Appendix I, and regulate and monitor trade of species in CITES Appendix II and III.

In Singapore, NParks is the national authority that enforces and implements CITES regulations. For information on CITES authorities in other countries, please visit the official CITES website.

Last updated on 24 June 2020

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