Can we complete CITES Non-Detriment Findings (NDFs) for legal trade in wild Appendix II-listed orchi
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The CITES Convention regulates international trade in all orchids. Most species are listed on CITES Appendix II, which means that international trade of wild specimen is legal, but requires a Non-Detriment Finding (NDF). This NDF, conducted by countries’ CITES Scientific Authorities, is an assessment to determine whether the proposed trade will affect species conservation.
The Lancaster Environment Conservation Governance Lab and IUCN Orchid Specialist Group Trade Sub-Group (Ms. Evie Scott, Dr. Jacob Phelps and Dr. Amy Hinsley) are conducting a study to understand the NDF process for orchids: How these are currently conducted, and how viable do orchid experts think NDFs are to complete for the family.
All people with expertise in wild orchid ecology and conservation anywhere in the world are invited to participate in this questionnaire. Your knowledge can help to inform how the CITES Convention regulates orchid trade.
If you are interested in participating, please help by answering these questions related to the orchid groups you know most about, and email your responses to Evie Scott (email@example.com) by 03 February 2017.
Curious to learn more about NDFs? Read the new 9 Step NDF Guidance for Perennial Plants.