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


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How to Cite

Roberts, K. A. (2005). CITES Forum: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Selbyana, 26(1/2), 370–371. Retrieved from


A CITES Forum was held in conjunction with the Second International Orchid Conservation Congress, May 18, 2004, at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. Three speakers opened the forum, with background papers on the history of CITES, problems with CITES, and CITES and science. A Panel Discussion of CITES and orchids, including questions and comments from the audience, followed. Forum participants approved two proposals on amending CITES to be presented to the IUCN Orchid Specialist Group, which advises on U.N. treaties such as CITES.


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