The nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) began its second day on November 15 and will continue until November 25.
As an observer to the CITES Convention, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) delegation attended the event in Panama and summarized the second day of CITES CoP19.
Committee I discussed on species specific matters. Committee II addressed financial matters, the CITES Strategic Vision and the role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence.
Dr. Vincent Fleming chaired the meeting.
Representative of Canada introduced CoP19 Doc.85.1, suggesting to postpone consideration of the first recommendation until discussion of CoP19 Prop 43. Committee I agreed.
The Secretariat introduced CoP19 Doc.85.2–Information system for trade in specimens of CITES-listed tree species. Committee I agreed to proposed changes.
The Animal Committee Chair introduced CoP19 Doc.54, highlighting amendments proposed to Resolution Conf.17.7 (Rev.CoP18) on review of trade in animal specimens reported as produced in captivity.
Committee I agreed to propose a technical workshop to discuss CoP19 Doc.87.2–Proposals for a new approach to the listing of sharks and rays in the intersessional period.
Committee I established a working group to harmonize the CoP19 Doc.64.1and 64.2.
Dr. Rhedyn Ollerenshaw chaired the Committee II.
Committee II reviewed the administration, finance and budget of the Secretariat and of meetings of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19 Doc.7.1).
The Secretariat introduced CoP19 Doc.8, which outlines options to expand working languages to include all six UN languages in both the CoP and the SC.
Committee II moved to establish an in-session working group chaired by the US to review the CITES Strategic Vision.
Committee II also reviewed the role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence associated with international wildlife trade and One Health and CITES.
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