Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Could you please let me know the detailed statistics about the endangered species including the categories and the total quantities of each category and also the distribution of them?

https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conserva...

Also, how many people work on finding and protecting them? Thank you so much for your help!

Yours faithfully,

Annie QIU

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Dear Miss Qiu,

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement which regulates the import
and export of endangered species in order to ensure that their
international trade does not threaten their survival.  Hong Kong
implements CITES through the local legislation the Protection of
Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Cap. 586 (the
Ordinance).

Depending on the degree of threat posed by international trade, CITES
classifies over 35,000 endangered species of animals and plants into three
Appendices:

Appendix I includes over 1000 highly endangered species threatened with
extinction.  Commercial trade in specimens of these species is prohibited.

Appendix II lists over 34 000 species which are not presently threatened
with extinction but may become so unless trade is controlled.  Their trade
is allowed but subject to licensing controls.

Appendix III lists over 200 species which are identified by Parties to
CITES as requiring cooperation in controlling their trade.  Their trade is
subject to permits or certificates of origin.

You may visit the CITES website at
[1]https://www.cites.org/eng/disc/species.php for detailed statistics of
the endangered species listed in different Appendices and the Species+
website at [2]https://www.speciesplus.net/species for their distribution.

This department administers the Ordinance.  The Endangered Species
Protection Division (ESPD) of this department implements CITES through
licensing, inspection, enforcement and education.  There are currently
about 50 staff in ESPD.  

Regards,
Dennis WONG
for Code on Access to Information Officer
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
2150 6655

From: Annie QIU <[FOI #190 email]>
To: "FOI requests at Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation
Department" <[Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department request email]>
Date: 01/10/2017 22:05
Subject: Freedom of Information request - The endangered species data

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Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Could you please let me know the detailed statistics about the endangered
species including the categories and the total quantities of each category
and also the distribution of them?

[3]https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conserva...

Also, how many people work on finding and protecting them? Thank you so
much for your help!

Yours faithfully,

Annie QIU

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