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Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance
The Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (the Ordinance), Cap. 586, is the local legislation which gives effect to CITES in
# CITES has been implemented in Hong Kong since 1976 through the enactment of the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, Cap. 187. It was repealed and replaced by the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Cap. 586, in December 2006.
To Whom Does The Ordinance Apply?
The Ordinance applies to all parties, including traders, tourists and individuals, who conduct activities involving endangered species.
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Last Review Date : 14 February 2018