How many species are listed in the CITES Appendices?

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How many species are listed in the CITES Appendices?

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Around 25,000 plant species and 5,000 animal species are covered by the provisions of the Convention, in the following proportions: 1) Appendix I: about 600 animal species and 300 plant species; 2) Appendix II: about 1,400 animal species and 25,000 plant species; and 3) Appendix III: about 270 animal species and 30 plant species. These figures are only estimates because, for instance, even though the whole orchid family and most cacti are included in Appendix I or II, there does not exist any complete list of all orchids and cacti in the world. For more information on the Appendices click here.

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