Environmental Milestones


BIODIVERSITY
3/3/1973
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which eventually restricts trade in roughly 5,000 animal species and 25,000 plant species threatened with extinction, is adopted. While the treaty has a broad mandate, inadequate enforcement allows a billion dollar black market in wildlife trade to flourish.

Source

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

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