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Sixty-second meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee

23-27 July 2012 | Geneva, Switzerland

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Highlights for Thursday, 26 July 2012
CITES
On Thursday morning, the CITES Standing Committee addressed: personal and household effects; registration of captive-breeding operations of Appendix-I animal species for commercial purposes, focusing on Cacatua in the Philippines; great apes; bushmeat; Tibetan antelopes; and rhinos, with many expressing concern on incrased poaching levels and urging awareness-raising at the highest level. The Committee then heard a report from the Chairs of CITES Scientific Committees, including on allegations of conflict of interest of a committee member.

In the afternoon, the Committee engaged in the Review of Significant Trade (RST), including consideration of recommendations from the Scientific Committees; recommendations to suspend trade issued more than two years ago; and the African grey parrot in Cameroon. On the latter, the SC endorsed a quota of 3000 parrots per year to re-launch the trade in Cameroon, following submission of a management plan and population survey. The SC also swiftly considered: climate change; reporting on trade in artificially propagated plants; and criteria for the inclusion of species on Appendices I and II. On cooperation with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the SC established a working group chaired by Mexico.
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The Chairs of the CITES Scientific Committees report to SC62.
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A view of the dais during the afternoon session.
Olivia Mufute, Zimbabwe, reported on rhinos.
Margarita Clemente (Spain), Chair of the Plants Committee
Carlos Ibero Solana (Spain), Chair of the Animals Committee
Tanzania made an intervention on pancake tortoises.
SC participants engage in the Review of Significant Trade.
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CITES resources
*Meeting agenda and documents
*Meeting work programme
*Information on legislative progress (Notification to the Parties No. 2012/036)
*Working groups and side events
*Previous SC meetings page

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the 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 (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Sixty-first Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC61), 15-19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of AC25, 18-22 July 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*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
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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