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Captive breeding and ranching: The case for a new CITES mechanism for reviewing trade

Corporate author
TRAFFIC
Date
2016
Source
IUCN (ID: MON-092699)
Publisher | Place of publication
Traffic | Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pages
4 p.
Document type
Monography/book
Conference name | place | date
CITES CoP 17 | Johannesburg, South Africa | 20160924-20161005
Language
English
Field of application
International
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
International agreement-implementation Ex-situ conservation Trade in species Ranching/captive breeding Protection of species
Abstract

Captive breeding of wildlife for commercial purposes is often seen as a useful conservation tool to relieve pressure on wild populations, while still allowing trade to continue and contribute to livelihoods. However, the deliberate misuse of source codes (i.e. claiming specimens are captive bred when they are in fact from the wild) can have negative implications for conservation. There is evidence that the large scale deliberate misuse of source codes is occurring, and this undermines the purpose and effective implementation of CITES by leading to over-harvesting, illegal trade, and loss of community benefits. A mechanism is required to allow concerns of deliberate misuse of source codes to be identified and investigated and for measures to be taken in a timely manner to ensure compliance with the Convention. A new Resolution for this has been recommended by the Animals Committee and Standing Committee. Concerns have been expressed in relation to the proposed new mechanism, some of which are addressed here

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Other references

Treaty

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Treaty | Multilateral | Washington |

Keyword: Inventory, Wild flora, Authorization/permit, Endangered species, Certification, Biodiversity, International trade, Protected plant species, Protected animal species, Wild fauna, Wildlife products, Management/conservation, Offences/penalties, International agreement-text, Trade in species

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000483)