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UNEP-WCMC provides a range of information management services to support the effective implementation of CITES.
UNEP-WCMC manages the CITES Trade Database on behalf of the CITES Secretariat.
Contracting Parties provide annual reports to the CITES Secretariat, including full details of all export and import permits and certificates issued during the previous year.
These data are entered into the central CITES Trade Database which is searchable on-line. Analyses are produced at the request of the Secretariat and others.
UNEP-WCMC also produces regular outputs of net trade in wild-collected fauna and flora listed on CITES Appendix II as part of the Review of Significant Trade.
The CITES Trade Data Dashboards are an interactive and dynamic way of viewing the trade data submitted by CITES Parties in their annual reports to the Convention.
The Global dashboard displays global trade trends (e.g. global trade in live reptiles), whereas the National dashboard shows information by country.
The dashboards have been developed by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the CITES Secretariat.
CITES nomenclatural, distribution and legal data are included in the UNEP-WCMC Species Database.
The search facility accesses data for all c. 33,000 species currently or previously listed in the CITES Appendices (except Appendix II orchids for which data are partially complete).
The output includes all changes to each CITES listing over time, including exemptions to parts or populations of species, reservations, quotas and trade suspensions. This is the only single point source of these data.
The UNEP-WCMC Species database provides access to further international legal data (e.g. CMS, EU Wildlife Trade Regulation) for these species and data on many more species.
A list of all plant taxa that are listed in the CITES Appendices and considered to be trees.
The Checklist of CITES species is produced by UNEP-WCMC following each meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking into account all changes agreed by the Parties.
The 2011 Checklist of CITES species, containing updates from CoP15, is the latest edition of this document.
This edition has been restructured, and now comprises:
Part 1: CITES Species Index (previously called the Checklist of CITES Species)
Part 2: History of CITES Listings (previously called the Annotated Appendices and Reservations).
The 2011 Checklist can be accessed here.
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