UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following statements regarding CITES are correct?
    1. It lists several species of animals and birds in which trade is prohibited.
    2. USA is not a party to the convention.
    3. It is also known as Washington Convention.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2

    B)         2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] CITES also known as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna entered into force in 1975 and became the only treaty to ensure that international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival in the wild. Currently, 179 countries (called Parties), including the United States, implement CITES, the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild flora and fauna is also known as the Washington Convention.

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