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- Quality and Safety: Medicines > Quality Assurance
(2003; 80 pages) [French] [Spanish]
5.1.2. Threatened and endangered species
Medicinal plants that are protected by national and international laws, such as those listed in national "red" lists, may be collected only by relevant permission according to national and/or international laws. The provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) must be complied with. Endangered medicinal plant species must be sourced only in accordance with national and/or regional legislation.
When medicinal plant materials from threatened, endangered or protected medicinal plant species are obtained through cultivation, they should be accompanied by appropriate documentation in accordance with national and/or regional regulations, to certify that no such medicinal plant materials collected from the wild are included.