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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Sixty-fifth meeting of the Standing Committee (SC65) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

7-11 July 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland

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Highlights for Wednesday, 9 July 2014
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CITES SC65The CITES Standing Committee continued discussions on elephants on Wednesday morning. The Committee discussed the preparation of a background document on the Decision-making mechanism for authorizing ivory trade to be considered by the relevant inter-sessional Working Group.

In the afternoon, the Secretariat introduced the report on review of significant trade (RST), highlighting that several aloe, Euphorbia and palm species have been removed from the RTS. Participants discussed mahogany and rosewood after hearing reports from the Secretariat, Madagascar and The World Bank, including a proposal for an interim plan to sell off stockpiles of seized timber. Some expressed concern over the proposed sale given that the necessary audit has not been completed and approved.

The working day ended with a discussion on rhino and enforcement matters, including for pangolins. The Secretariat’s report on enforcement shows that there is an increasing number of seizures of illegal consignments of pangolin specimens from Africa, illustrating that the problem is an international one, beyond Asian pangolin range States.
Animals Committee Chair Carolina Caceres, Canada
After 25 years of dedicated work to CITES, Maritza Campos is retiring.
L-R: Franck Barsch, CMS and Gael De Rotalier, EU Commission
Kenyan delegation
Canadian delegation
Delegates during plenary
Part of the Italian delegation at work behind the scenes

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IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES (CoP16), 3-14 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

*IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES SC62, 23-27 July 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Twenty-sixth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (AC26), Joint Meeting of the CITES Animals and Plants Committees and CITES Twentieth meeting of the Plants Committee (PC20), 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 CITES 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) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the CITES CoP15, 13-25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS archive of CITES meetings

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