Great apes

In 2006, the CITES and GRASP Secretariats began technical missions to Asia to study the illicit trade in orang-utans. The first such mission was conducted in Indonesia. From 23-28 April 2007, further missions were conducted to Thailand and Cambodia. The final mission was conducted in November 2007 to Malaysia. The distribution of the Indonesia mission report was initially restricted but it was agreed at the 54th meeting of the Standing Committee (Geneva, October 2006) that it would be made public, along with Indonesia's response.