National wildlife trade policy reviews
available on CITES website
7 October 2008, Geneva – The Secretariat of the Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(CITES) has launched today a new section on "Wildlife
trade policy reviews" to present the results of four
pilot reviews conducted by Madagascar, Nicaragua, Uganda and Viet
Nam under the CITES policy review project. The policy reviews
and background information have just been posted on the CITES
website in the original language and English.
Nicaragua, Uganda and Viet Nam were selected to conduct national
wildlife trade policy reviews in the context of a joint project
developed by the UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade,
Environment and Development, the University of Geneva's Graduate
Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and
the CITES Secretariat.
Local review teams in the four pilot countries conducted the
national reviews with technical assistance provided by national
steering committees, and the international project partners mentioned
Financial support to the project was provided by the European
Union and the Geneva International Academic Network.