Wednesday, May 7, 2008

CITES 23rd Animals Committee Meeting Report Available

The 23rd meeting of the Animals Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met from April 19-23, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. On April 19, a joint session was held with the 17th Plants Committee.

The Animls Committee discussed 21 agenda items including: the review of significant trade in Appendix II species; production systems for specimens of CITES-listed species; conservation and management of sharks; the periodic review of animal species included in the Convention's appendices; and a proposal to transfer the Mexican population of Crocodylus moreletii from Appendix I to Appendix II.

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