Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 6, Number 3 (1983); Pages 83-84
Trade in endangered species
By Sara Oldfield    
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Two species of another aroid genus are already included in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This is an international agreement drawn up to prevent over-exploitation of species. Appendix I listing means that under the national legislation of over 80 countries which have ratified the convention, the import or export of wildtaken plants for commercial purposes is banned. Alocasia sanderiana and Alocasia zebrina are included in Appendix I because overcollecting in the past has led to these two endemics of the Philippines becoming endangered in the wild.


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