Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 16, 2011
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Saturday, 3 March 1973

South Africa was a founding member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Wild Fauna and Flora, known as the CITES Treaty. This convention was adopted on 3 March 1973, but only came into force on the 1 July 1975. The objective of this treaty was to protect endangered species against over-exploitation by means of regulations in terms of imports and exports and prohibiting the trade in some cases.

References
• PAWB, Convention on the International trade in endangered species of wild Fauna and Flora, from Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, [online], Available at www.pawb.gov.ph [Accessed: 22 February 2010]
• DIRC RSA, Convention on the International trade in endangered species of wild Fauna and Flora, from Department of International Relations & Cooperation, [online], Available at dfa.gov.za [Accessed: 22 February 2010]