CITES agreement on international trade in endangered species of flora and fauna

A convention signed in Washington during the UN conference held from March 29 to April 4, 1973 in order to take emergency measures to ensure the survival of species. The objective is to act against the overexploitation resulting from international trade in certain endangered animal and plant species, using a system of import and export permits. The permits are issued by a national management body based on an opinion issued by a national scientific authority.