Q. With reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) consider the following statements:
1.It is a global intergovernmental agreement to regulate worldwide trade in wild animal and plant species.
2.It is legally binding on Parties.
3.The trade of species listed in Appendix I of CITES are regulated by permit.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: CITES is a global intergovernmental agreement to regulate worldwide trade in wild animal and plant species.

Statement 2: CITES is legally binding on Parties.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The trade of species listed in Appendix I of CITES are prohibited except in extraordinary situations for scientific or educational reasons.

Source: The Hindu