TITLE

International conservation laws threaten orchids

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
New Scientist;2/9/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 2642, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that orchid research is hindered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which currently prohibits the trade of specimens between botanists. Since CITES categorizes orchids as a protected species, it is difficult for botanists to research the plants. Researchers call for reform in order to be able to study the orchid species facing extinction.
ACCESSION #
30033112

 

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