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This instrument declares a stricter domestic measure under section 303CB of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to treat cetaceans (Cetacea spp.) as though they are listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 30 Mar 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Mar-2017
Tabled Senate09-May-2017

 

 

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

 

List of CITES Species

Declaration of a stricter domestic measure in accordance with section 303CB

 

 

 

I, Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, pursuant to subsection 303CB(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), hereby declare that the list of CITES[1] species established under subsection 303CA(1) of the EPBC Act, has effect as if all species of the order Cetacea (all whales, porpoises and dolphins) included in Appendix II to CITES are included in Appendix I to CITES.

 

The instrument will commence on 1 April 2017.

 

 

Dated this      20          day of            March        2017

 

 

 

Josh Frydenberg

 

 

 

JOSH FRYDENBERG

 

Minister for the Environment and Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 



[1] The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora made at Washington on 3 March 1973, as amended and in force for Australia from time-to-time.