The second edition of the manual (2007), compiled by Sara Oldfield and Noel McGough. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to protect listed species of plants and animals against overexploitation caused by international trade and to ensure that this trade is sustainable. CITES is arguably the most powerful of the international biodiversity conservation agreements because its provisions are translated into national laws in all the countries which sign up to it. The Convention has been in force for over 30 years and has been ratified by over 170 countries.
DEFRA animal health website with information about the import, export and use for commercial gain of certain species requiring a CITES permit.
Animal Health’s wildlife licensing and registration service is the part of the UK CITES management authority responsible for dealing with CITES applications.