Tuesday, 19 May 2009

EU: Protecting endangered species (fauna and flora)

Following changes to the lists set out in the Appendices to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (the CITES Convention), Regulation (EC) No 338/97 listing animal and plant species in respect of which trade is restricted or controlled has been amended.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 407/2009 of 14 May 2009 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein replaces the Annex to Regulation 338/97 by a new Annex of nearly 60 pages.

Regulation 407/2009 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 19.5.2009 L 123/3.


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Ralf Grahn