Species designated by CITES

What is CITES?

Protecting the endangered wild animals · plants due to illegal transactions or by excessive international transactions

Restricting the disorderly harvesting or trapping of the wild animals & plants from the habitat by the mutual cooperation between the countries importing and exporting the wild animals & plants

What is CITES?
Classification Annex Ⅰ Annex Ⅱ Annex Ⅲ
Classification of the Annex The endangered species that is or may be affected by the international transactions The species that could be the endangered species without strict restriction on the international transactions even while not currently exposed to the danger of extinction The species that has been designated by the judgment of a party to the Convention that the cooperation of other parties is necessary to regulate the international transactions for the purpose of preventing the excessive utilization in its own jurisdiction.
Regulation details International transactions in commercial purposes are generally prohibited (only the transactions in the purposes of academic studies are allowed). The international transactions in commercial, academic and study purposes are allowed, but subject to the regulation. The international transactions in commercial, academic and study purposes are allowed, but the corresponding country is subject to the regulation.
Required documents Export & import approval documents issued by both the governments of the export and import countries are required for the transaction. Export permits issued by the government of the export country are required. Export permits and certificates of origin issued by the government of the export country are required.
Main species At least about 670 species of animals such as tigers, gorillas, mink whales, ibis, etc.; and at least about 305 species of plants At least about 4,838 species of animals such as hippopotamus, river turtle, emperor scorpion, five-leaves ginseng, etc.; and at least about 29,592 species of plants At least about 148 species of animals such as walrus (Canada), northern snakes (India), etc.; and at least about 13 species of plants