Notification to the Parties
No. 1009 Geneva, 19 December 1997
Review of the Appendices
1. At its eighth meeting (Pucón, Chile, 3-7 November 1997) the Plants Committee discussed in detail the possible approaches to its task of undertaking a periodic review of plant species included in the CITES appendices [Resolution Conf. 9.1 (Rev.) Annex 3, paragraph vii)].
2. The Plants Committee adopted a working programme for the review of a number of the plant taxa currently included in the appendices. This programme is attached to this Notification.
3. Parties that are range States for the taxa under review may be contacted directly by the nominated co-ordinators of the review for information and advice.
Doc. PC8 10.2
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES
OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA
Eighth Meeting of the Plants Committee
Pucón (Chile), 3-7 November 1997
Review of the Appendices
The working group agreed to the following approach:
1. Timber species (Decision of the Conference of the Parties No. 10.87 directed to the Plants Committee).
2. Taxa included in the appendices in 1973 (Plenipotentiary Conference) and 1976 (First meeting of the Conference of the Parties). For the time being large groups such as Orchidaceae spp., Cactaceae spp. and Cycadaceae spp. will be excluded from the review. Species of Orchidaceae and Cactaceae included in Appendix I will be subject to review.
3. Taxa included in 1979 (Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties).
4. Taxa included in 1983 (Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties).
Note. Tree ferns were already the subject of discussion in various previous meetings of the Plants Committee. A working group created at this meeting will evaluate the information available on this group and will report back to the next meeting of the Plants Committee.
For each of the groups mentioned above, one or several Parties or persons will be responsible for initiating the review by applying the criteria included in Resolution Conf. 9.24 to the taxa under their responsibility.
The Secretariat will inform all range States concerned about the review and that they will in the near future be contacted by the co-ordinators.
General co-ordination of the review: Margarita Clemente, Chairman of the Plants Committee.
The responsible co-ordinators are:
The Netherlands is currently preparing a report on the application of the CITES criteria to a number of taxa traded for timber. This review includes all species included in the CITES appendices. It is expected that this review will be completed by April 1998. The information on the CITES taxa will be extracted from this report by the Secretariat, and in consultation with the Co-ordinator for the Review, will be sent to the range States and to relevant organizations, requesting their opinion.
General responsibility for the review of these taxa rests with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, United Kingdom.
The family Didiereaceae will be dealt with by Mr Bertrand von Arx, Canada.
- Ceropegia spp. and Frerea indica: Jan de Koning, the Netherlands;
- Renanthera imschootiana, Vanda coerulea: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom;
- Cephalotus follicularis, Byblis spp.: Greg Leach, Australia.
- Nolina interrata, Disocactus macdougalli, Pachycereus militaris: Maurizio Sajeva, Italy;
- Remaining taxa: Bruce MacBryde, United States of America.
In addition, in his function as Chairman of the IUCN/SSC Carnivorous Plants Specialist Group, Mr Bertrand von Arx offered to review the listing of all carnivorous plants not allocated among the above-mentioned priority groups.
The Secretariat will liaise with WCMC in order to provide the various co-ordinators with the relevant information from the WCMC databases.
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