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Eighteenth meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee

17-21 March 2009 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Daily Highlights, Saturday 21 March 2009
 L-R: Alternate representative of Central, South America and the Caribbean, Adriana Rivera Brusatin (Colombia); José Alfredo Basevich (Peru); and Gustavo Suárez de Freitas (Peru).
The PC met in plenary throughout the day to hear and discuss the remainder of the working group reports. The PC made many recommendations, including to: exclude mahogany from Peru from the RST; maintain mahogany from Nicaragua in the RST; expand the mandate of the bigleaf mahogany working group to address cedar and rosewood; encourage all range states to list cedar and rosewood in Appendix III; and maintain the Appendix II listing for Tillandsia harrisii and the Appendix I listing of Podocarpus parlatorei.

PC Chair Clemente gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:23pm.
L-R: Michael Kiehn (Austria); and Irina Sprotte (Germany)
L-R: Obdulio Menghi (Fundación Biodiversidad); Victoria Lichtschein (Argentina); and Victoria Zentilli (CITES Secretariat) enjoy a coffee together during the morning break.
L-R: Gustavo Suárez de Freitas; Fabiola Núñez; and Ignacio Lombardi (Peru) during plenary discussions on bigleaf mahogany.
L-R: Patricia Davila (Mexico); and PC Chair Margarita Clemente (Spain) just before the afternoon session.
L-R: John Veremis (US); Jonas Luthy (Switzerland); Pamela Hall (US); and Robert Gabel (US).
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PC18 provisional agenda and documents
Summary record of PC17
Summary record of AC23
Summary record of the 57th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC57)

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