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PC 17AC 23
 
Seventeenth meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee and
Twenty-third meeting of the CITES Animals Committee

15-23 April 2008 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Saturday, 19 April 2008
A bird's eye view of the PC/AC plenary.
Daily highlights:
15 April - 16 April - 17 April - 18 April - 19 April - 21 April - 22 April - 23 April

CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers opened the 23rd Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (AC). He highlighted CITES' new Strategic Vision, which states that CITES should ensure sustainable trade and conservation, and incorporate broader environmental objectives as reflected in the Millennium Development Goals and the global 2010 biodiversity target. The AC then confirmed Thomas Althaus (Switzerland) as the AC Chair.

AC Chair Althaus and PC Chair Margarita Clemente (Spain) opened the joint session of the Plants Committee and Animals Committee (PC/AC), which is designed to address issues of common interest between the two scientific committees. Participants discussed: the revision of the Terms of Reference of the PC and AC; cooperation with advisory bodies of other biodiversity-related multilateral agreements; review of significant trade in specimens of Appendix II species; international expert workshop on non-detriment findings (NDFs); and transport of live animals and plants.
Working hard behind the scenes, Maritza de Campos (CITES Secretariat) prepares documents for the meeting.
L-R: Juan Carlos Vásquez (CITES Secretariat) and CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers listen intently to party interventions during the morning plenary.
Daily highlights:
15 April - 16 April - 17 April - 18 April - 19 April - 21 April - 22 April - 23 April

Related Links
CITES resources
Seventeenth meeting of the Plants Committee
PC17 provisional agenda
PC17 Working Programme
Twenty-third meeting of the Animals Committee
AC23 provisional agenda
AC23 Working Programme

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of CITES CoP14, 3-15 June 2007, The Hague, the Netherlands
IISD RS summary report of the Sixteenth meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, 3-8 July 2006, Lima, Peru - (English: HTML - PDF) - (French: HTML - PDF) - (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary report of the Twenty-second meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, 7-13 July 2006, Lima, Peru - (English: HTML - PDF) - (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary report of the Fifteenth meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, 17-21 May 2005, Geneva, Switzerland - (English: HTML - PDF) - (French: HTML - PDF) - (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary report of the Twenty-first meeting of the Animals Committee, 20-25 May 2005, Geneva, Switzerland - (English: HTML - PDF) - (French: HTML - PDF) - (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
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