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CONVENTIONS, TREATIES & STANDARDS

CITES

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has been in force from 1975 and ratified by over
170
countries

300
plant species are included in CITES Appendix I, which contains species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances, such as for educational or scientific purposes

Over
28.000
species are included in CITES Appendix II, including the entire orchid and cactus families. The Appendix contains species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival

Over
100
plant species are included in CITES Appendix III¸ which contains species that are protected in at least one country and which has asked other CITES Parties for assistance in controlling the trade

INTERNATIONAL
TREATIES

By the end of 2010,
more than
126
countries had become members of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Convention on Biological Diversity in 2013 has
193
parties,
168
of these have already ratified and signed it.

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation is a programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which includes
16
outcome-oriented global targets set for 2020

FairWild
Standard

FairWild certified products are on the market from
2009

In 2012,
12
certification scheme audits were carried out and
48
FairWild different products are sold by the
9
operators

At the end of 2012, producer companies were offering FairWild-certified ingredients of around
25
different species for sale

In 2012, products containing FairWild-certified ingredients were on the market in nearly
20
countries

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