Craig Hoover, TRAFFIC
addresses labels and export permits for caviar.
makes a statement on the universal labelling of caviar.
Hon Keong Leong, City Veterinary Center, CITES Management
Working group on the significant trade review process, and the issue
of caviar labelling
LABELLING OF CAVIAR: TRAFFIC presented a document on the
universal labelling system for the identification of caviar.
He noted the system for caviar export applies to caviar
entering international trade from the country of origin, but
does not apply to re-exports of caviar, including caviar
that may have been re-packaged prior to re-export. Iran
added the need to consider illegal caviar exports. A working
group, chaired by Oceania, was established to further
discuss this technical issue.
representatives to the Animals Committee.
Front row, left to right: Katalin
Rodics, Hungary, Marinus Hoogmoed, Chair and Susan S.
Lieberman, US. Back
row, left to right: Rod Hay, New Zealand, Michael
Polo Micheletti Bain, Honduras, Sixto J. Inchßustegui, Dominican
Republic, Kim Howell, Tanzania, Tonny Rakhmat Soehartono, Indonesia
and Schwann Tunhikorn, Thailand
Anders Rodin, Chelonian Research Foundation
Working Group on freshwater turtles and tortoises of Southeast Asia
Rodin, attending his first CITES meeting, urges delegate to further
explore the turtle trade issue in Asia, as well as Africa and other
regions of the world.
Malan Lindeque, Chief, Scientific Coordination Unit, CITES
Secretariat welcomes the discussion on the freshwater turtle and
tortoises in Southeast Asia.
Lieberman, North America representative for the Animals Committee
offers assistance for establishing a technical workshop on freshwater
turtle and tortoises.
Hoogmoed introduced a document on trade in freshwater
turtles and tortoises and noted the need to convene a
workshop on the issue. Africa said although the focus is on
Asian trade, it would like to be involved in any future
workshop. China requested that more informational surveys be
conducted before any workshop takes place. North America, with
Germany, highlighted trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises
as high priority and both offered funding for a workshop. The
US said it was prepared to seek additional funds for a
workshop and for capacity building. The Chelonian Research
Foundation also pledged additional financial support.
Conservation International highlighted its current initiatives
in turtle and tortoise conservation and said it looked forward
to collaborating on this issue. A working group, chaired by
Asia, was established.
N.P. Singh, Botanical Survey of India
Chang-Man Won, Office of the Scientific Authority Wildlife
Kurt Buhlmann, Conservation International with Alison
Ann Michels, Species Survival Network
Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico (left) with Yolanda Matamoros
Hidalgo, Costa Rica and Agustin Iriarte,
Secretariat introduced Parties´┐Ż responses to notification on the registration
and monitoring of animal species bred in captivity. The document
notes that the registration process for Appendix I captive breeding
programmes is required by the Secretariat for species which are
critically endangered in the wild and/or difficult to keep or breed
in captivity. All other species are to be registered by the Parties
themselves. The Secretariat recommended concentrating on species
that meet all three criteria and focusing registration on those
species where there is a conservation impact as a result of breeding
for commercial purposes.
delegates, including North America, China, Costa Rica, the US,
Israel and others, noted a lack of clear criteria to define
critically endangered in the wild and difficult to breed or keep in
captivity. Germany stressed the need to further discuss criteria as
a high priority and suggested setting up a working group on this
issue. India noted that the effects of illegal trade should be taken
into consideration when defining critically endangered. Mexico
underlined the need for each State to evaluate their own species
populations and, supported by the National University of Costa Rica
and the IWC, said the Committee should not use IUCN´┐Żs criteria for
critical endangerment because it assesses species on a global and
not national level. IUCN confirmed that its classification system
lists species at the global level, and in some cases, also at the
delegate introduces a document on the trade in the Black Sea Bottlenose dolphin.
in alien species
trade in alien invasive species, the Secretariat stressed the need
to cooperate with the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
and the CBD to minimize impacts on biodiversity from invasive
species. Oceania, with Spain, North America, the EU and the US,
supported developing a list of CITES invasives and efforts to
maximize synergies with ISSG and the CBD. Listen
to the Secretariat introducing this item.
Second Joint Meeting of the Animals and Plants Committees,
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