The twenty-ninth meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29) convened in plenary throughout the day on Friday, 21 July, for its final discussions before the joint meeting with the Plants Committee.
In the morning, the AC discussed the African wild dog, quotas for leopard hunting trophies, African grey parrots from DRC, and progress in the development of an identification guide for the genus Abronia (Alligator lizards). Participants then considered the reports of the working groups, adopting the recommendations from the groups on snakes, nomenclature, sturgeons, and sharks, with various amendments.
A working group on the definition of the term “appropriate and acceptable destinations” met briefly at lunch to organize its intersessional work.
In the afternoon, plenary considered the reports on the Review of Significant Trade, the periodic review, corals, freshwater stingrays, Queen conch, Banggai cardinalfish, and captive breeding.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from the 29th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, Joint Meeting of the CITES Animals and Plants Committees, and 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee. The summary and analysis is now available in HTML and PDF.
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Delegates speaking with AC Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland, before the morning plenary
Tom De Meulenaer, CITES Secretariat
Marco Pani, Conservation Force
Daniel Ramadori, Argentina
Charles Tumwesigye, Uganda
Levente Kőrösi, Hungary
Solomon Kyalo, Kenya
Gloria Svampa, Italy
Bernard Pontanier, International Animal Trade Organisation (IATO)
Fakhrul Hatta Musa and Engkamat anak Lading Lading, Malaysia
Mark Jones, Born Free Foundation
Carolina Caceres, Canada
View of the dais during the morning plenary
AC Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland
Nobuo Ishii, AC representative for Asia
Vin Fleming, AC representative for Europe
Thomasina Oldfield, TRAFFIC
Ann Michels, Species Survival Network
NGOs raising their plates to show their interest in joining a working group
Marcel Calvar Agrelo, AC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean
Isabel Camarena Osorno, Mexico
Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland, discussing a document with
Tom De Meulenaer, Daniel Kachelriess and Karen Gaynor, CITES Secretariat