Is Trade Threatening These Plants? Your Help Wanted
25 January 2007
The 14th CITES Conference of the Parties will be held in The Hague (Netherlands), on 3-15 June 2007. BGCI is attending and is taking part in a review of the status of some plant species. We need your help in making the assessment as accurate as possible so if you have information on any of these species please get in touch right away.
Proposals for the amendment of CITES Appendices I and II for plants are as follows:
Agave arizonica - Deletion from Appendix I
Bulnesia saramientoi - Inclusion in Appendix II
Caesalpinia echinata - Inclusion in Appendix II
Cedrela spp. - Inclusion in Appendix II
Dalbergia retusa and D. granadillo - Inclusion in Appendix II
Dalbergia stevensonii - Inclusion in Appendix II
Nolina interrata - Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II
Pereskiopsia spp. - Deletion from Appendix II
Shortia galacifolia - Deletion from Appendix II
BGCI is involved in the reviews of these proposals and welcomes any comments or information about the status of the species in question, both in the wild and in cultivation and trade.
If you have relevant information and would like to contribute to the review please get in touch as soon as possible with Belinda Hawkins at BGCI (firstname.lastname@example.org). Comments must be received by 14th February 2007.
Further information on the proposals can be found on the CITES website at: http://www.cites.org/eng/cop/14/raw_props.shtml
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The Evolution of CITES - W. Wijnstekers (2006)
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