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Twenty-sixth Meeting of the Animals Committee (AC26), Joint Meeting of the Animals and Plants Committees and Twentieth Meeting of the Plants Committee (PC20) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

15-20 March 2012, 22-24 March 2012 and 26-30 March 2012 | Geneva, Switzerland and Dublin, Ireland
Highlights for Wednesday, 28 March 2012

On Wednesday, 28 March, PC20 working groups on Madagascar, timber species, medicinal plants and agarwood and a drafting group on bigleaf mahogany and neotropical timber, met throughout the morning. The working group on the periodic review also met briefly to finalize its recommendations. The working group on Cedrela and Dalbergia spp. amendment proposals, attended by PC members only, met in the late afternoon.

The drafting group on bigleaf mahogany and other neotropical timber proposed recommendations for the PC to consider presenting to CoP16, based on the intersessional working group recommendations (PC20 Doc. 19.1). The working group on timber species, medicinal plants and agarwood discussed, inter alia: whether to amend the definition for ‘under controlled condition’ to specifically include plantations as non-natural environments, or whether to propose a separate resolution for agarwood plantations.

The working group on Madagascar discussed the preparation of a work plan to facilitate the submission of amendment proposals at CoP16 and species identification of both succulent and timber species.

In the afternoon, PC20 reconvened in plenary and heard reports from all working and drafting group Chairs.
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Daily highlights
 
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Participants in the working group on timber species, medicinal plants and agarwood

 
 
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Chair of the bigleaf mahogany working group César Beltetón Chacón, (Guatemala)

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The Brazilian delegation

 
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The working group on Madagascar completed its work during the morning

 

 
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The ENB team enjoy a lunch in Spring sunshine (L-R): Catherine Benson, Laura Russo, Kate Harris

 
Related Links
CITES resources
*AC26 website
*AC26 provisional agenda and documents
*PC20 website
*PC20 provisional agenda and documents
*Work programme for the Plants Committee and the Joint Committee

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*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of PC19, 18-21 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (Frech: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) of CITES, 13-25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar (English: HTML - PDF) (Frech: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of SC58, 6-10 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of AC24, 20-24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of PC18, 17-21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of CITES meetings
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