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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