The International convention CITES, prohibits the trade of endangered species.
- India is a CITES Party since 1976.
- Due to its extreme diversity, India is recognized all over the world for harbouring up to 7-8% of all the species recorded by CITES.
- Out of 34 global biodiversity hotspots in the world, India has 4 of them: Western Ghats, Sundaland, Himalayas and Indo-Burma region.
- As an active CITES Party, India prohibits the international trade of endangered wild species.
- India has placed several measures to control the threats from invasive alien species.
- This is done by regulating the trade by export certificates and import permits.