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www.cites.org. Life Sciences Symposium, WIPO, 26 August 2009. CITES: Wildlife trade regulations Patent Landscaping and Transfer of Technology under Multilateral Environmental Agreements . Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. What is CITES?.

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www.cites.org

Life Sciences Symposium, WIPO,

26 August 2009

CITES: Wildlife trade regulations

Patent Landscaping and Transfer of Technology under Multilateral Environmental Agreements

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

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What is CITES?
  • CITES is an MEA that combines wildlife and trade themes with a legally binding instrument for achieving conservation and sustainable use objectives
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What is CITES?
  • CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • It is also known as the Washington Convention, as it was concluded in Washington D.C.
  • Scientifically based and enforcement oriented
  • Targeted, focused and with implementation in mind.

CITES has been in operation for over 33 years

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What is CITES?

…is relevant to an ever-increasing number of Parties

173

Most recent new Parties:

Cape Verde (2005)Serbia (2006)Montenegro (2007)Solomon Islands (2007)Kyrgyzstan (2007)Oman (2008)

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CITES, trade and property

  • CITES regulates commercial and non-commercial
  • international trade (export, import, re-export, introduction from the sea)
  • in (wild-taken and produced) specimens (live/dead, parts/derivatives) of listed animal and plant species
  • through a system of permits and certificates which are issued only when certain conditions are met (specimen is legally acquired; trade is not detrimental to survival of species), and which must be presented when leaving and entering a country
cites
CITES
  • CITES documents are standardized for:
    • Format
    • Language & terminology
    • Information
    • Duration of validity
    • Issuance procedures
    • Clearance procedures
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II

III

CITES
  • Species subject to CITES regulation are divided amongst three Appendices
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CITES-listed species

3%

  • Appendix I
  • Species threatened with extinction
  • Not to be used for primarilycommercial purposes
  • Almost 530 animal species and some 300 plant species
  • International trade is generally prohibited
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CITES-listed species

92%

  • Appendix II
  • Species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but for which trade must be controlled to avoid their becoming threatened
  • International (commercial) trade is permittedbut regulated
  • More than 4,400 animal species and more than 28,000 plant species
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CITES & WIPO

How could WIPO and the patent system help mega-biodiversity countries conserve and use, in a sustainable manner, their wildlife resources?

wildlife industry and tech transfer
Wildlife industry and tech-transfer

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Commodity speculation

Services/Drivers

Ivory

Hunting

Safaris, trophies, falconry, etc.

Souvenirs

Rain-sticks, shells, corals, etc.

Collections

Zoos, museums, botanical gardens, circus, etc.

Pets

Live specimens (reptiles, birds, ornamental fish)

Fashion

Leather industry, cosmetics, wool (vicunas), furs, etc

Healthcare

Natural ingredients, medicinal plants&animals

Housing

Timber (mahogany, ramin, cedar, etc)

Products

Parts and derivatives

Food

Fisheries (Arapaima g.), caviar, meat industry and game meat

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CITES-tech & traditional knowledge

  • Scientific research and traditional knowledge (risk assessments, population surveys, species monitoring by local communities, etc)
  • Production systems (wild, captive-breeding, ranching, artificial propagation, hybrids, genetics, etc)
  • Information systems (e-permitting, communications, market information)
  • Control systems (timber and fish industries tracking systems, microchips, satellites, DNA profiling, forensic technologies e.g. species identification)
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1970’s =less than 5,000 vicunas

Today = vicunas no longer at risk, fiber products patented

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1970’s = survival of all 23 species at risk

Today = 16 species no longer at risk

thank you
Thank you
  • Juan Carlos VasquezLegal officerCITES SecretariatGeneva, Switzerlandemail: juan.vasquez@cites.orgwww.cites.org