Committee I addressed medicinal plant annotations, nomenclature issues and proposals to amend the Appendices.
The Madagascar proposal to transfer Manambe palm from Appendix II to Appendix I was approved. The Colombia proposal to transfer Christman orchid from Appendix I to Appendix II was approved. The Thai proposal to downlist Blue vana orchird from Appendix I to Appendix II was approved. The Thai proposal to exempt from CITES controls certain forms of artificially propagated specimens of Euphorbiaceae spp. was approved. The Chinese proposal on additions to an annotation to Appendix II-listed Desert living Cistance was approved.
The joint proposal by South Africa, Namibia and Botswana to include Hoodia in Appendix II was referred to a drafting group.