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Indonesian CITES Permits for 2009 Released

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Indonesian CITES Permits for 2009 Released
The new CITES permits for Indonesia have been released. Relevant wild organisms covered by the permits are stony corals (Scleractinia) as well as other organisms such as soft corals which are attached to calcareous substrate. The Indonesian government reviews the previous years export quotas and determines the allowable export numbers for the current calendar year. The usual trend is for a reduction in allowable export and this year is no exception to that.
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. For more information, please visit the CITES website.