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n. (plural of cite dot=; English); citations vb. (en-third-person singular of: cite)


CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973. and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants. In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated, the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process.

, Secretary-General of the CITES Secretariat is John E. Scanlon.

Usage examples of "cites".

Derisive Quote Marks school of thought cites George Kennan as another hero of the Cold War.

A large majority of the names of old authors he cites are wholly unknown to science.

He, too, cites the inevitable names of Galileo and Harvey, and refers to the feelings excited by the great discovery of Jenner.

Everything he could find mentioned in the seventy or eighty authors he cites, all that the old women of both sexes had ever told him of, gets into his text, or squeezes itself into his margin.