Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)

The Washington Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), of which Brazil is a signatory nation, was ratified by Brazil by means of Legal Decree No. 54/75 and constituted by Decree No. 76.623 of November of 1975. CITES establishes protection for a number of plants and animals, by means of regulation and monitoring of international trade thereof, particularly those threatened with extinction, in order to impede it from reaching unsustainable levels.

 Source: Ministry of the Environment, accessed in November of 2014. Available by clicking here.