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BfN Schriften 358 - CITES Non-detriment Findings Guidance for Perennial Plants A nine-step process to support CITES Scientific Authorities making science-based non-detriment findings (NDFs) for species listed in CITES Appendix II

Correct identification of specimens and agreement on taxonomic names for species in trade are essential to CITES implementation, and the making of NDFs. Plant species can be difficult to distinguish from others that look alike, whether the specimen is a whole plant, a plant part, or a derivative. Substitution of “look-alike specimens” of CITES-listed species is a challenge for the detection of illegal trade.
Autor*in
D.J. Leaman and T.E.E. Oldfield
Herausgeber*in
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Publikationsjahr
2014
Heft Nr.
358
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
88
ISBN
978-3-89624-093-4

Beschreibung

The classification and naming of species is a dynamic process that can lead to uncertainty and lack of consensus about specimen and species taxonomy, and can create confusion between current and out-dated information sources. Uncertainty about the identity and taxonomic status of the specimens entering trade can undermine the ability of Scientific Authorities to gather and evaluate information relevant to the species involved when undertaking a NDF. Therefore, these concerns need to be addressed in the process of making an NDF.

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