CITES orchid references
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which is the Scientific Authority
for plants of the United Kingdom, has just published two new orchid
references: CITES and Slipper Orchids and Volume 4 of
the CITES Orchid Checklist.
Volume 4 of the CITES Orchid Checklist covers the
genera Aerides, Coelogyne, Comparettia
and Masdevallia. It contains a full list of accepted
names, synonyms and distribution of all the species concerned.
For the first time the checklist is provided on a CD-ROM that
also includes Volumes 1 to 3 of the Orchid Checklists, a total
of some 35 genera.
CITES and Slipper Orchids is the third in a series
of CITES User’s Guides and covers the genera Cypripedium,
Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium. Highly sought
after in trade, these orchids are also strictly regulated by
CITES. This book outlines in a user-friendly fashion how the
CITES controls apply to slipper orchids and also includes a
fully illustrated PowerPoint training presentation with speaker
notes on CD-ROM.
two references are primarily intended for those working with the
Convention, namely CITES Management Authorities, Scientific Authorities
and enforcement agencies. However, they are also likely to be
of interest to a much wider audience, especially those interested
in how CITES works for this commercially important group of plants.
The Secretariat has dispatched a copy of these two books to all
Parties with Notification to the Parties No. 2006/029 of 28 April
2006 and further copies may be obtained from:
Conventions and Policy Section
Royal Botanic Gardens
Surrey TW9 3AB
Tel: +44 (20) 83 32 57 22
Fax: +44 (20) 83 32 57 57
checklists compiled by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have
already been adopted by the Conference of the Parties as standard
nomenclature, and Parties are invited to review Volume 4 of the
CITES Orchid Checklist in accordance with Resolution
Conf. 12.11 (Rev. CoP13), paragraph h) under RECOMMENDS, as it
will be nominated for standard reference at the 14th meeting of
the Conference of the Parties, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands,
in June 2007.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, also welcome comments on these
publications so that they can revise and improve future editions.