Posts Tagged ‘Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’

Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of live coral, and stony corals are one of the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally, A new coral identification addresses the need for a visual resource to differentiate stony corals originating from a wild-collected or mariculture source. The 147-page full-color guide is a deep dive into what custom officials should be looking for when they inspect CITES corals consignments to help them identify illegal imports, and includes detailed images and descriptions of 55 stony coral genera.

23 Nov 12:20 PM 0 Read More...

OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

On the agenda for CITES COP19 meeting yesterday (November 16) was an update on its proposal to examine the conservation of and trade in marine ornamental fish. This is a far-reaching proposal which could have a big effect on our industry.

17 Nov 1:31 PM 1 Read More...

Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

16 Nov 10:44 PM 0 Read More...

OATA Joins Fellow Pet Trade Associations at CITES CoP19

On the agenda for the meeting, which looks at ways to ensure the sustainable trade in wildlife, are several items that would affect the global ornamental fish trade, including plans to move Zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) from Appendix III to Appendix I – the highest level of restriction – and to put a number of freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon spp.) onto Appendix II.

14 Nov 1:14 PM 0 Read More...

CORAL Magazine Excerpt: The Aquarium Ark

Can marine aquarists provide a safety net for endangered species and aquatic diversity? We first examined this question in the May/June 2012 edition of CORAL Magazine.

05 Aug 3:53 PM 2 Read More...