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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 Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Peter Paul van Dijk (Conservation International) displays the Conservation International Tropical Guide Series on Frogs of Madagascar during discussions surrounding these species in the RST working group.
Daily highlights:
15 April - 16 April - 17 April - 18 April - 19 April - 21 April - 22 April - 23 April

The 23rd Meeting of the Animals Committee (AC23) continued on Tuesday with participants divided into seven working groups on: the Review of Significant Trade (RST) in specimens of Appendix II species; the periodic review of animal species included in CITES' appendices; periodic review of Felidae; sturgeons; nomenclature matters; sharks; and transport of live specimens. In the late afternoon, participants convened in plenary to swiftly assess the working groups’ progress and decide on how to proceed the following day.
AC Chair Althaus reflects on the working groups' progress during the late afternoon plenary.
L-R: David Morgan (CITES Secretariat) and Mohammad Pourkazemi (Iran) discuss options for carrying out the evaluation of methodologies used for stocks of Acipenseriformes spp. (sturgeons and paddlefish) shared among different range states.
AC Chair Althaus, who is also Chair of the working group on RST, consults informally with interested stakeholders following the group's discussions surrounding Madagascar's frog species.
Daily highlights:
15 April - 16 April - 17 April - 18 April - 19 April - 21 April - 22 April - 23 April

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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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