Support to CITES


UNEP-WCMC provides a range of information management services to support the effective implementation of CITES.



Species+ is a website that provides information on the current listing of species in the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), together with their taxonomy, distribution and common names, as well as the trade restrictions that affect them. It includes all species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), as well as those included in the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. 

Species+ is a new and improved version of three existing databases: the UNEP-WCMC Species Database, the CITES Species Database, and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations Database.

Checklist of CITES Species

The Checklist of CITES Species provides the official list of CITES-listed species (scientific names) and their associated scientific synonyms; common names in English, French and Spanish (where available) and the CITES Appendix in which they are currently listed. Information on historical Appendix listings, reservations and level of listing (e.g. if a whole family or order is listed) is also available through this website.


CITES Trade Database

UNEP-WCMC manages the CITES Trade Database on behalf of the CITES Secretariat. Contracting Parties provide annual reports to the CITES Secretariat, including full details of all export and import permits and certificates issued during the previous year. These data are entered into the central CITES Trade Database which is searchable on-line. Analyses are produced at the request of the Secretariat and others. UNEP-WCMC also produces regular outputs of net trade in wild-collected fauna and flora listed on CITES Appendix II as part of the Review of Significant Trade.

CITES Trade Data Dashboards

CITES Trade Data Dashboards

The CITES Trade Data Dashboards are an interactive and dynamic way of viewing the trade data submitted by CITES Parties in their annual reports to the Convention. The Global dashboard displays global trade trends (e.g. global trade in live reptiles), whereas the National dashboard shows information by country.

CITES-listed trees

CITES-listed trees

 A list of all plant taxa that are listed in the CITES Appendices and considered to be trees.