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#22 - CITES 101
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#22 - CITES 101
Countdown to CoP16: Did you know that CITES today protects over 350 tree species? From mahogany (pictured below) to African cherry to Brazilian rosewood, CITES regulates the trade of many species used for timber. And that number has grown greatly (from only 18 species at CoP1) as countries have worked to conserve their forests and implement better management programs. At CoP16, countries like Madagascar and Belize will submit proposals to include almost 200 new tree species in the CITES Appendices. Mahogany. Taken by Eric Miraglia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), Amazon Basin, Peru, 2010.
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