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Nineteenth Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee (PC)

18-21 April 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Wednesday, 20 April 2011
CITESOn Wednesday morning, the working group on Madagascar met. Plenary reconvened to address: timber issues; capacity building; the challenges of making non-detriment findings (NDFs) for geophytes; and the evaluation of the Review of Significant Trade (RST).

In the afternoon, plenary heard regional reports and discussed: cooperation with other conventions, including the Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and climate change impacts on the science-based decisions-making processes under CITES; production systems for specimens of CITES-listed species; and an update on the range-wide review of Sclerocactus. Plenary also discussed the outcome of the working group on orchids annotations.
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Plenary resumed on Wednesday morning.
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L-R: Milena Sosa Schmidt, Secretariat; PC Chair Margarita Clemente (Spain); and David Morgan, Secretariat
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*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)
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*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of Twenty-fourth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, 20-24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of CITES PC18, 17-21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of CITES meetings
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