Notification to the Parties
No. 934 Geneva, 4 September 1996
Co-operation Between CITES and the Convention on Biological Diversity
1. The CITES Secretariat participated as an observer at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 6 to 17 November 1995.
2. The co-operation with other bio-diversity related conventions was included in the agenda of the meeting. Accordingly, the CITES Secretariat, with the assistance of the delegations of Argentina (Argentina is a member of the CITES Standing Committee) and Cuba (Chairman of the Latin-American and Caribbean Group), worked intensively to inform the delegations of the Parties to CBD about CITES, organizing in particular, with the co-operation of the Humane Society of the United States, a workshop on the potential relationship between CITES and CBD. Many delegations of CBD Parties, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations, participated in the workshop.
3. During the workshop, a draft decision was prepared. It was submitted to the Conference of the Parties and adopted as Decision II/13: Cooperation with Other Biodeversity-related Conventions. A copy is attached hereto. The Decision establishes a basis for co-operation between all the conventions that one way or another are related to biodiversity.
4. The Secretariat urges the CITES Management Authorities that have no direct links with the implementation of CBD in their countries to make contact with the ministries and bodies dealing with CBD in order to ensure that issues relevant to CITES are taken into consideration notably when project proposals to be submitted to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are prepared.
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