I am sorry, the argument that CITES protection actually makes the plants more endangered just does not fly with me. VFTs are about as common as anything and yet they are still poached... The reason people poach plants is because they want to and they can get away with it more often than not. The status of the plant makes no difference in the long run.
And CITES does not in any way keep plant in one location. Look over the growlist on this site and you will see than many many people have CITES listed material. I have VFTs, S. oreophilia, S. alabamensis and N. rajah and so do countless others. Just because they are CITES and can not be sold across state lines without proper paperwork does not mean they can not be sold at all... Or that they can not be freely given to others.