Lebanon has joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
The Mediterranean country is the 178th party to join CITES. The convention will enter into force for Lebanon on May 26, 2013.
Lebanon is home to more than 100 CITES-listed species, such as the common jackal, common wolf, red fox, common otter, jungle cat, wild cat, dalmatian pelican, black stork, greater flamingo, Eurasian spoonbill and various species of birds of prey, including eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. CITES trade with Lebanon consists mainly of live plants, live birds, live tortoises, raw corals, reptile skins and leather products.