Kingdom to seek CITES protection for Siamese Rosewood
Thailand will ask members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to list Siamese Rosewood as a plant in need of strict trade and export controls.
Thailand is believed to be home to the world's only remaining Siamese Rosewood forests.
The request will be made at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Bangkok on March 314. It will be the first time the Kingdom has requested that Siamese Rosewood be listed in Appendix II of the convention.
About 2,000 environmental experts and officials from 170 countries are expected to attend the event.