CITES Wiki Identification Manual
The CITES Wiki Identification Manual is a collection of data sheets
designed to help identify various species of fauna and flora with
drawings (black and white), photographs, maps and concise descriptions.
It is a useful tool for CITES Management and Scientific Authorities,
Customs officials, and all others involved in implementing and
To use the database, click on the button and first select ‘plants’ or ‘animals’,
then choose to search by 'genus', ‘species’, or by
common names. Please note that the content of the database is a
work in progress and not all CITES-listed species are represented.
Users of the CITES Wiki Identification Manual do not have to register
in order to view the Manual.
Users who wish to add identification content, or modify existing
content, must first register through the CITES Wiki Identification
Manual. Once registered, the User can apply to be a Content Editor
by sending a request by e-mail to the Identification Manual Administrator
(), with a brief indication of their areas
of interest and expertise. Only information on identification characteristics
can be added to, or modified within, the CITES Wiki Identification
Manual. All additions/changes are subject to review before appearing
in the CITES Wiki Identification Manual, and additions/changes
will be attributed to the submitter. The Secretariat reserves the
right to reject applications for content editing, and to reject
additions and changes to the CITES Wiki Identification Manual.
If you have any questions on the CITES Wiki Identification Manual
database, please contact the Identification Manual Administrator
at the above address.