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13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

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Canada: stolen CITES franking stamp

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On-line coral identification guide launched by the United Kingdom

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Comments on the draft MoU with FAO

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Albania joins CITES

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CITES calendar

CITES calendar

August 2003

12-15 August: 13th meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

18-21 August: 19th meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

September 2003

15-19 September: Training workshop for CITES Authorities in the Caribbean sub-region, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

22-27 September: Wildlife forensics session at EAFS2003 in Istanbul, Turkey

October 2003

6-8 October: Second meeting of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group, Belem, Brazil

31 October: Deadline for submission to the Secretariat of annual reports of Parties for the year 2002

November 2003

7 November, deadline for the submission of ranching proposals and proposals for consideration at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties where the proponent does not intend to consult the range States

17-21 November: Second "Science in CITES" workshop, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

December 2003

31 December: Deadline set in Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP12) for Parties to communicate in writing to the Secretariat export quotas for raw ivory for 2004

31 December: Deadline set in Decision 12.83 for the following Parties to adopt adequate legislation for implementing the Convention: Afghanistan, Algeria, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei-Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Cτte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zambia

January 2004

15 January: Deadline for submission to the Secretariat of documents for consideration at the 50th meeting of the Standing Committee

31 January: Deadline set in Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP12) for Parties to inform the Secretariat of the level of the stock of raw ivory held within their territory, indicating the source of the ivory

February 2004

13 February: Deadline set in Resolution Conf. 11.19 for China, Germany, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua, the Philippines, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America to provide appropriate data for inclusion in the Identification Manual on the species they successfully submitted for inclusion in Appendix I or II at CoP12

March 2004

15-19 March: 50th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

May 2004

5 May: Deadline for submission of draft resolutions, amendment proposals and other documents for consideration at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

June 2004

30 June: Deadline set in Decision 12.80 for the following Parties and overseas territories to adopt adequate legislation for implementing the Convention: Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Cambodia, Dominica, Georgia, Latvia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Swaziland, Uzbekistan and three overseas territories, namely Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena and Dependencies and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands [A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas]

October 2004

2-14 October: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, Bangkok, Thailand

May 2005

15 May: Deadline set in Resolution Conf. 11.19 for the United States of America to provide appropriate data for inclusion in the Identification Manual on Hippocampus spp.

 



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