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Sixteenth meeting of the Plants Committee &
Twenty-second meeting of the Animals Committee
3-13 July 2006 | Lima, Peru

PC Summary


AC Summary


The 22nd meeting of the Animals Committee (AC-22) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) convened from 7-13 July 2006, in Lima, Peru. On 7 and 8 July, a joint session was held with the 16th meeting of the CITES Plants Committee (PC-16).

The AC discussed 28 agenda items and adopted six recommendations on a numer of issues. More information.

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus). On Tuesday, AC participants of the review of significant trade working group considered species subject to review, including how to approach recommend on the African grey parrot.
The spiny dogfish shark (Squalus canthias). The working group on conservation and management of sharks agreed recommendations on: the implementation of shark listings, trade related threats to sharks, key shark and ray species affected by trade, and improving shark conservation and international trade regulations.
Chair Thomas Althaus (Switzerland) led discussions in the 22nd meeting of the Animals Committee on issues relating to transport of live specimens, biological and trade status of sea cucumbers in the families holothuriidae and stichopodidae, review of significant trade of Appendix II – listed species and the periodic review of animal species included in CITES appendices
Regional Representatives to the Animals Committee
On Thursday, Members of the 22nd Meeting of the Animals Committee complete their work in Lima, Peru
Regional Representatives to the Plants Committee
L-R: Milena Schmidt (CITES Secretariat), Margarita Clemente (Plants Committee Chair) and David Morgan (CITES Secretariat) led the Plants Committee’s discussions
On Tuesday, participants in the Working Group on bigleaf mahogany discussed a draft decision to address concerns on the status of this timber species
PC Chair Margarita Clemente discusses with Patricia Dávila Aranda (Mexico) and Ari Hershowitz (NRDC) the proposed recommendation on bigleaf mahogany
On Thursday the Plants Committee addressed and adopted draft recommendations on several issues including orchids, medicinal plants and bigleaf mahogany, which will be presented at the next Conference of the Parties to be held in The Netherlands in June 2007
Chairs Margarita Clemente (Spain) and Thomas Althaus (Switzerland) chaired the Joint Plants and Animals Committees sessions on July 7-8
(photo: FAO - F. Patiño) The implementation of the listing of Bigleaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in CITES’ Appendix II was evaluated during a three day meeting of the Mahogany working group prior to the PC meeting. The recommendations of the Mahogany working group are being addressed by the Plants Committee.
Confiscated bark of Prunus africana (Photo: FAO - T. Sunderland). Participants heard a report on the status of Prunus Africana, a timber species in Appendix II from which bark is extracted to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy.
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