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29th Meeting of the Animals Committee, Joint Meeting of the Animals and Plants Committees,
and
23rd Meeting of the Plants Committee of the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

18-27 July 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Saturday, 22 July 2017

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PC Chair Adrianne Sinclair, Canada, chatting with delegates during the lunch break

CITES On Saturday, 22 July, delegates gathered for the opening of the 23rd meeting of the Plants Committee in the morning, the closing of the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee in the afternoon, and, in between, the joint meeting of the AC and PC. Hosted by Switzerland, a reception was held in the evening in the Geneva’s Botanical Gardens for all participants.

In the PC opening, the committee welcomed new PC Chair Adrianne Sinclair (Canada), adopted the agenda, programme of work and rules of procedure, and admitted observers.

In the morning, the joint meeting was chaired by AC Chair Mathias Lörtscher and addressed: a planned review of the terms of reference for the AC and PC; the selection of candidates to serve on a working group led by the SC to review and update the CITES Strategic Vision; and a proposed assessment of the conservation status and potential for recovery efforts for Appendix I-listed species. They also discussed progress regarding collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

In the afternoon, chaired by PC Chair Sinclair, the AC and PC considered: cooperative work in North America on strengthening conservation and sustainable production of selected Appendix II species; Appendix III listings; country-wide significant trade reviews; capacity building and identification materials; and non-detriment findings.

The joint session of AC23 and PC29 closed at 4:40pm, followed by the close of AC29 at 4:45pm.

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Morning Plenary

View of the dais during the morning plenary

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Byoung Yoon Lee, PC representative for Asia

César Beltetón, PC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean

PC Chair Adrianne Sinclair, Canada

Joeni Setijo Rahajoe, PC representative for Asia

Greg Leach, PC representative for Oceania

Ursula Moser, PC representative for Europe

Paulo Carmo, PC representative for Europe

Noel McGough, CITES Nomenclature Specialist

Isabel Camarena Osorno, PC representative for North America

Members of the Plants Committee stand up to receive welcoming applause from the delegates

Delegates applaud to welcome the Plants Committee

Obaid Alshamsi and Nahla Noobi, United Arab Emirates

Patience Gandiwa, Zimbabwe

(L-R) José Alberto Álvarez Lemus, AC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean; Vera Teresinha Rauber Coradin, PC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean; Marcel Calvar Agrelo, AC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean; and César Beltetón, PC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES, presents award to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore for their effort in historic rosewood seizures.

Afternoon Plenary

View of the afternoon plenary

Juan-Carlos Vasquez, CITES Secretariat

Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico

Svein A. Fossa, Ornamental Fish International

Delegates from Madagascar

Delegates during the afternoon plenary

Ken Farr, Canada

Vera Teresinha Rauber Coradin, PC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Augustin Ngumbi Amuri, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gael de Rotalier, EU

Anne St. John, US

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