The Implementation of CITES to Prevent Endangered Species Extinction in Indonesia
The extinction of flora and fauna species can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is the outrageous conduct of some individuals despite the carefully regulated international trade in endangered species. The international community is concerned about this issue, and their concern stems from the need to combat the extinction of endangered species. The purposes of this article are as follows: 1) to assess the efficacy of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in preventing the extinction of endangered animals and plants; 2) to learn about Indonesia's efforts to conserve endangered species. This is a normative research with a statutory approach; it makes use of secondary data from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other sources. The results indicate that the implementation of CITES in Indonesia is carried out through the establishment of various laws and regulations to conserve species and the delegation of responsibilities to a management authority and a scientific authority.