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CITES: Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

02 - 14 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand
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Thursday, 07 October 2004

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.

Surawit Wannakrairoj, Thailand
The Thai and Swiss proposals on specific exemptions for artificially propagated Orchidaceae hybrids listed in Appendix II were deferred to a working group.
Bakolimalala Rakouth, Madagascar, introduced its proposal to uplist Manambe palm from Appendix II to I

Robert Gabel, US, opposed the Thai proposal on artifically propagated specimens of Euphorbiaceae

Delegates voting on the rules of procedure


Gonzalo Andrade, Colombia, introduced a proposal to transfer Christmas orchid from Appendix I to II

Justus Tindigarukayo-Kashagire (right) with Ian Redmond, Born Free Foundation


Margarita Clemente, Spain, Chair of the Plants Committee

Wichar Thitiprasert, Thailand.
Thailand introduced its proposal on specific exemptions for artificially propogated Orchidaceae hybrids listed in Appendix II

Quintin Luke, Kenya
Kenya recomended establishing a drafting group to further address a proposal on Hoodia


Esmond Bradley Martin, East African Wildlife Society
Issa Abdou Malam, Niger
Mohammad Reza Pourkazemi, Iran


Committee II considered trade in vicuña cloth, enforcement matters, compliance, conservation of, and trade in, great apes, bears, Asian big cats and Tibetan antelope.

John Sellar, CITES Senior Enforcement Officer, reported on efforts to prevent illegal trade in tiger skins and tibetan antelope wool
Evans Mukolwe, Kenya
Kenya presented a proposal on compliance and enforcement

Diana Chimidza, Botswana
Botswana supported the Kenyan proposal on compliance and enforcement.

Einar Tallaysen, Norway, reported on developments in the electronic working group on compliance


Uganda said the proposal related to conservation of, and trade in, great apes does not sufficiently address the cultural aspect of the issue, linkages between poverty and conservation, the human-great apes conflict, and habitat conservation

Grace Gabriel, IFAW.
IFAW stressed its enforcement-related activities, including workshops and the eco message pack

David Newton, TRAFFIC

Peter Dollinger, Executive Director, WAZA (left)

NGO's listening Committee II deliberations
Peter Stephenson, WWF, stressed the need to address the use of great apes as diplomatic gifts

Tim Inskipp, UNEP-WCMC
Pieter Botha, South Africa
Alison Littlewood, UK

Many delegates expressed concern that great apes were being used as diplomatic gifts in Africa.


Links

ENB Summary of COP-12 in PDF format:
http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2130e.pdf

ENB Summary of the 20th meeting of the Animals Committee
http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2134e.pdf

ENB Summary of the 14th Meeting of the Plants Committee
http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2133e.pdf

ENB Summary of the 19th Meeting of the Animals Committee
http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2132e.pdf

ENB Summary of the 13th Meeting of the Plants Committee
http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2131e.pdf


ENB Summary of COP-11 in PDF format: http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb2111e.pdf

CITES Homepage: http://www.cites.org/


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