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India proposed Changes in Species List in CITES

Current context: India has submitted proposals for making changes to the listing of various wildlife species in the CITES secretariat meeting that would be held in Geneva, Switzerland next month.
India proposed Changes in Species List in CITES 
  • CITES is a global agreement that stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
  • It is an international treaty to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants across the world do not threaten their survival.
  • The proposals are focused on boosting the protection of animals namely Tokay gecko, small-clawed otter, smooth-coated otter, Indian star tortoise wedge fish and Indian rosewood that are facing a high risk of international trade.
  • CITES lists species in 3 appendices on the level of the degree of protection they require.
  • CITES was drafted in 1963, was opened for signature in 1973 and entered into force in 1st July 1975.

Question: 

Q.1 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) lists species in ____ appendices? 
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 7
India proposed Changes in Species List in CITES India proposed Changes in Species List in CITES Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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