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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 Wednesday, 23 April 2008
L-R: Moses Maurihungirire (Namibia) and Elly Hamunyela (Namibia) await the report of 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 Wednesday with participants meeting during the morning to resolve the final issues related within the working groups on the Review of Significant Trade (RST) and Sharks. In the afternoon, AC Chair Althaus reconvened all participants in plenary to adopt the working groups’ recommendations.

The Secretariat noted that no parties offered to hold AC24, and informed that, if possible, the meeting would be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

AC Chair Althaus thanked participants for attending the meeting and all Secretariats’ staff for their hard work. He gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:37pm.
The Africa representative, Richard Kiome Bagine (Kenya), works on his regional report.
Japan’s delegation reviews the working groups’ recommendations.
The Zimbabwean delegation. L-R: Tapera Chimuti, Hillary Madzikanda, and Olivia Mufute prepare themselves for the afternoon’s deliberations.
Victoria Zentilli (CITES Secretariat) prepares the working groups’ reports for distribution in 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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