The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provides an international framework to protect over 35,000 species of animals and plants. The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) also plays an important coordination role, providing support to countries and regions, while the United Nations system is also engaging its diverse resources to combat these crimes. UN entities engaged in working with Member States to combat illicit wildlife trafficking include United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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