Geneva, 19 December 2002
1. A CD-ROM has been compiled for the Parties to CITES that are interested in providing training on the implementation of the Convention. Produced in the three working languages of the Convention (English, French and Spanish), it comprises CITES training presentations in PowerPoint format, the text of the Convention, Appendices I, II and III (as of September 2002), and the standard CITES export/import permit – re-export certificate.
2. The training presentations include an introductory section and presentations on definitions; roles of CITES Authorities; role and function of the Scientific Authority; permits and certificates; special procedures; using the Appendices; reading the Appendices; science, non-detriment findings and data; role of quotas in CITES; trade with non-Parties; permit management systems; filling in permit forms; reservations; and plants.
3. The CD-ROM was distributed to participants at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Santiago, Chile, 3-15 November 2002). Additional copies are available from the Secretariat on request.
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