CITES – officially used abbreviation for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. This convention was signed the 3rd March 1973 and it became valid 1st January 1975.


The document determines and adjusts the rules for international trade with endangered species of wild fauna and flora. The trade is one of the most serious reasons, which cause extinction of a lot of species. The convention is carried out in 172 states by means of special offices.
The purpose of CITES is regulation and controlling of international trade with some endangered species. There is about 5 000 kind of animals and 28 000 flora species from the whole world in this time. The convention has three supplements and the species are divided into them in accordance with their degree of exposure of danger.
For example Cyclamen purpurascens, Galanthus nivalis or the tribe Orchideaceae are included in CITES in the Czech Republic.

All species protected by CITES on the Web Page

Adonis vernalis
Aerangis citrata
Aloe arborescens
Aloe descoingsii
Aloe haworthioides
Amerorchis rotundifolia
Anacamptis pyramidalis
Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Brassia verrucosa
Browningia candelaris
Calypso bulbosa
Carnegiea gigantea
Cephalanthera damasonium
Cephalanthera longifolia
Cephalanthera rubra
Chamorchis alpina
Coeloglossum viride
Corallorhiza maculata
Corallorhiza mertensiana
Corallorhiza striata
Corallorhiza trifida
Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen purpurascens
Cyclamen repandum
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Cynorkis hologlossa
Cypripedium calceolus
Cypripedium formosanum
Cypripedium macranthum
Cypripedium parviflorum
Cypripedium passerinum
Cypripedium smithii
Dactylorhiza caucasica
Dactylorhiza foliosa
Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii
Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. soóana
Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. sudetica
Dactylorhiza incarnata
Dactylorhiza lapponica
Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. transsilvanica
Dactylorhiza majalis
Dactylorhiza ochroleuca
Dactylorhiza sambucina
Dactylorhiza urvilleana
Didierea madagascariensis
Echinocereus arizonicus
Echinocereus coccineus
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Epidendrum nanegalense
Epipactis albensis
Epipactis atrorubens
Epipactis greuteri
Epipactis helleborine
Epipactis komoricensis
Epipactis microphylla
Epipactis palustris
Epipactis placentina
Epipactis purpurata
Epipactis tallosii
Epipactis voethii
Epipogium aphyllum
Euphorbia atropurpurea
Euphorbia balsamifera
Euphorbia canariensis
Euphorbia decaryi var. spirosticha
Euphorbia radians
Fitzroya cupressoides
Galanthus nivalis
Goodyera oblongifolia
Goodyera repens
Gymnadenia conopsea
Gymnadenia densiflora
Gymnadenia odoratissima
Habenaria tridactylites
Hammarbya paludosa
Hatiora salicornioides
Himantoglossum adriaticum
Himantoglossum hircinum
Hylocereus undatus
Limodorum abortivum
Liparis loeselii
Listera borealis
Listera cordata
Listera ovata
Neotinea maculata
Neottia nidus-avis
Nigritella corneliana
Nigritella rhellicani
Nigritella rubra
Ophrys apifera
Ophrys biscutella
Ophrys bombyliflora
Ophrys holosericea subsp. holubyana
Ophrys insectifera
Ophrys sphegodes
Ophrys tenthredinifera
Orchis anatolica subsp. troodi
Orchis canariensis
Orchis italica
Orchis mascula subsp. signifera
Orchis militaris
Orchis morio
Orchis pallens
Orchis palustris
Orchis papilionacea
Orchis pauciflora
Orchis provincialis
Orchis purpurea
Orchis quadripunctata
Orchis scopulorum
Orchis tridentata
Orchis ustulata
Pachypodium rosulatum
Platanthera bifolia
Platanthera chlorantha
Prosthechea cochleata
Prosthechea ochracea
Pseudorchis albida
Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
Selenicereus anthonyanus
Serapias lingua
Serapias parviflora
Sobralia macrantha
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Spiranthes spiralis
Stenocereus thurberi
Sternbergia colchiciflora
Sternbergia lutea
Traunsteinera globosa
Traunsteinera sphaerica
Vanilla phalaenopsis