This Act applies to any endangered or protected species listed in Appendices and Schedules to this act. It also establishes the Fiji Islands CITES Management. Functions of the Authority are (a) to advise the Government on its obligations under the CITES; (b) to advise and liaise with the CITES Secretariat or the CITES management authority of a state party on any matter relating to CITES in the Fiji Islands; (c) to prepare CITES annual report for the Fiji Islands- (i) to be sent to the Minister before 31st March of each year; (ii) to be tabled by the Minister in both Houses of Parliament as soon as practicable; and (iii) a copy to be sent to the CITES Secretariat by 31st October; (d) to advise the Minister on any action to implement or enforce the obligations under the CITES; (e) to do other things required under this Act or any other written law.
Citation: Fiji. (2002). Endangered and Protected Species Act 2002: An act to regulate and control the international trade, domestic trade, possession and transportation of species protected under the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and for related matters; No 29 of 2002. Suva, Fiji: Government of Fiji.  p.
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