BfN Schriften 440 - 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 Version 3.0
Assessing the risks is intended to guide someone to the level of detail and confidence that they have in the management that ensures the harvest and trade is going to be non-detrimental. The Guidance helps structure the relevant aspects and information to facilitate an individual conclusion on detriment.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
This Guidance and the associated Consolidated Worksheets can be used in various ways, including:
- Self training for members of Scientific Authorities needing guidance on how to make NDFs and related decisions, as a complement to the NDF Module of the CITES Virtual College
- Support material for training workshops
- Structure for written NDF reports, where appropriate