Roundtable Discussion on support activities for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Washington DC

February 25, 2009

The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), jointly with the CITES Secretariat, organized a panel of experts to identify synergies and opportunities for cooperation with international organizations, development agencies and non-governmental organizations on the CITES work program.

 The DSD has been facilitating access and exchange of information for biological diversity decision-making through IABIN and supporting countries in the promotion of strategies to address the loss of habitat for wildlife, including the  effective implementation of laws, policies and regulations that address the protection of wild flora and fauna and the illegal trade in endangered species. These efforts also aim to support the implementation of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

During the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14, The Hague 2007), the Parties to CITES identified 44 activities within an output based program to support advancement in the implementation of the Convention. These activities can be grouped in the following seven areas: 1) Regulating and monitoring wildlife trade, 2) Integrating best available scientific information into decision making, 3) Reducing over-exploitation and illegal trade, 4) Building capacity and information systems, 5) Mobilizing resources and raising awareness, 6) Enhancing cooperation with strategic partners, 7) Preparation of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (Qatar, 2010).The CITES Secretariat is charged with the coordinating, advisory and servicing role in the working of the Convention.







List of participants

Final report



On the road to Qatar 2010  CITES Work Programme


Mrs. Keiko Ashida Tao, Operations Analyst LCSEN (Environment ), Sustainable Development Sector Unit Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank


Mr. Ernani Pilla, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Safeguards Unit, Interamerican Development Bank.


Mr. Crawford Allan, Regional Director, World Wide Fund (WWF) -Traffic US.


Mrs. Claudia de Windt, Chief Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States. 






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