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Ratify CITES
by Government of Timor-Leste (Government)
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. Timor-Leste has a unique geological history which given rise to several endemic species. In the previous years several species new to science have been identified and believed to only be located on these islands. Timor-Leste ratifying CITES, will support the protection of these species through the recognition of their value in the ecosystem, and to Timorese culture.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
June 2020
By 2020 the Government of Timor-Leste has ratified CITES
Other, please specify
Progress is under way to finalise a Draft document for approval by the Government of Timor-Leste
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2014 - June 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Acacio Guterres, Director General Fisheries, guterres_acacio@yahoo.com, +670 77546398
Dili, Timor-Leste
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