Outcomes of species proposals: 18th Conference of the Parties

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) from August 17 to August 28, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Canadian delegation was led by Environment and Climate Change Canada and included representatives from:

The Canadian positions on species proposals and working documents were developed through consultation with government agencies and stakeholders. Species proposals were carefully reviewed and the information was evaluated against the CITES listing criteria.

18.01: Transfer Heptner's markhor (population of Tajikistan) from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Tajikistan

Result

Withdrawn

The proponent withdrew its proposal to transfer the Tajikistan population of Heptner's markhor from Appendix I to Appendix II at the meeting, prior to it being discussed by the Parties.

18.02: Transfer Saiga antelope from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Mongolia and United States of America

Result

Amended proposal adopted

The proponents amended their proposal to keep the species under Appendix II (instead of transferring the global population from Appendix II to Appendix I) but to include an annotation of zero export quota for wild specimens traded for commercial purposes. The amended proposal was adopted by consensus. Canada supported the proposal as amended.

18.03: Transfer Vicugna (population of the Province of Salta, Argentina) from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Argentina

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the subnational population of Vicugna from the Argentinian Province of Salta from Appendix I to Appendix II. This population does not meet the biological criteria for continued inclusion in Appendix I, and Argentina has been managing the international trade of other subnational populations without issues since their transfer to Appendix II in 1997. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.04: Amend the annotation for Vicugna (population of Chile)

Proponent

Chile

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to change the Chilean portion of the Vicugna annotation from "population of the Primera Region" to "populations of the region of Tarapacá and of the Region of Arica and Paranicota" in the Annotations to Appendix I and II. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.05: Include Giraffe in Appendix II

Proponent

Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought the addition of the giraffe to Appendix II of CITES. The proposal was supported by the 32 member countries of the African Elephant Coalition. During the discussion, Botswana, supported by Namibia and South Africa, proposed an amendment to the proposal to exclude the populations of Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This proposed amendment was rejected by secret vote (Yes 29, No 96, Abstain 6). Canada did not support the proposed amendment because a split listing would present an enforcement and implementation challenge. A second vote was then held on the original proposal and it was adopted (Yes 106, No 21, Abstain 7). Canada decided to support the original proposal following careful consideration of the information provided at the meeting, which confirmed trade is significant enough to contribute to population declines and that an Appendix II listing would be beneficial.

18.06: Transfer Small-clawed otter from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

India, Nepal and the Philippines

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to transfer of the Small-clawed otter from Appendix II to Appendix I. Indonesia opposed the transfer and proposed an amendment to include an annotation of zero export quota for wild specimens for commercial purposes to the existing Appendix II listing. The proposed amended was rejected by vote (Yes 30, No 79, Abstain 22). Canada did not support this proposed amendment. A vote was then held on the original proposal and it was adopted (Yes 98, No 16, Abstain 14). Canada opposed the original proposal because population declines were not sufficient to support a listing on Appendix I.

18.07: Transfer Smooth-coated otter from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Result

Adopted

This proposal to transfer the Smooth-coated otter from Appendix II to Appendix I was adopted following a vote (Yes 102, No 15, Abstain 11). Canada did not support the proposal because population declines were not sufficient to justify a listing on Appendix I.

18.08: Remove the existing annotation for Southern white rhinoceros (population of Eswatini)

Proponent

Eswatini

Result

Rejected

This proposal sought to remove the Appendix II annotation for the Eswatini population of southern white rhinoceros. The proponent indicated that the commercial trade in rhinoceros horn as a result of a removal of the annotation would generate funding to maintain current levels of protection for the southern white rhinoceros in Eswatini. When considered together with the southern white rhinoceros population in South Africa, and noting that South Africa surrounds Eswatini on all sides, the population of southern white rhinoceros in these two countries is not small or limited in range. Eswatini has been successfully managing southern white rhinoceros within its country and there have been no documented poaching incidents in recent times. Eswatini confirmed that all white rhinoceros in the country had been DNA sequenced, that any traded horn would be traceable, and that harvesting would occur without the loss of any animals. The proposal to remove the existing annotation was rejected by secret vote (Yes 25, No 102, Abstain 6). Canada decided to support the proposal after careful consideration of the views of other range states, particularly views from South Africa, which harbours the vast majority of the global population.

18.09: Transfer of the population of Southern white rhinoceros of Namibia from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation

Proponent

Namibia

Result

Rejected

This proposal to transfer Namibia’s Southern white rhinoceros population from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation to limit trade to hunting trophies and live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations was rejected by secret vote (Yes 39, No 82, Abstain 11). Canada supported the proposal as all other trade would still have been under the provisions of Appendix I. This population does not meet the biological criteria for continued listing in Appendix I, and there are precautionary measures in place to support a transfer to Appendix II.

18.10: Transfer African elephant (population of Zambia) from Appendix I to Appendix II subject to an annotation

Proponent

Zambia

Result

Amended proposal rejected

This proposal sought to transfer Zambia’s population of African elephant from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation to allow trade in registered ivory, hunting trophies, hides, and leather goods. Following comments from Parties, Zambia decided to amend their proposed annotation to remove the possibility to trade registered ivory. The amended proposal was rejected by vote (Yes 22, No 102, Abstain13). Canada decided to support the amended proposal after careful consideration of the information presented at the meeting, particularly on Zambian elephant status, management and enforcement. The Zambian population does not meet the biological criteria for Appendix I listing, and there is a strictly-enforced harvest and export quota that is below the current estimated sustainable limit. 

18.11: Amendment of the annotation for African elephant (populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe)

Proponent

Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe

Result

Amended proposal rejected

This proposal sought to amend the annotation that applies to the Appendix II African elephant populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe by removing of some of the strict conditions for African elephant ivory trade that apply to these four populations. Following comments from Parties, the proponents decided to amend their proposal to bring back an updated version of the strict conditions that were included in the original annotation. The amended proposal was rejected by secret vote (Yes 23, No 101, Abstain 18). Canada supported the proposal as amended by Botswana because the amendment included strict conditions for African elephant ivory trade that would have applied to the four populations. 

18.12: Transfer African elephant (populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe) from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and Togo

Result

Rejected

This proposal to transfer four populations of African elephant currently on Appendix II (populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe) to Appendix I, as a measure to protect all African elephant populations, was rejected by vote (Yes 51, No 67, Abstain 22). African elephants currently on Appendix II do not meet the biological criteria for inclusion on Appendix I and thus Canada did not support a transfer of the four populations to Appendix I.

18.13: Include Woolly mammoth in Appendix II

Proponent

Israel

Result

Withdrawn

This proposal to list the Woolly mammoth in Appendix II was withdrawn by the proponent following lack of support from the Parties during the discussions. The withdrawal was accompanied by a request for the Parties to approve two draft decisions to study the trade in mammoth ivory and its potential contribution to the illegal trade in elephant ivory and the poaching of elephants. Canada did not support the proposal or the draft decisions. There is sufficient evidence that regulating trade in Woolly mammoth ivory will result in a permitting burden that is unlikely to have a positive conservation outcome for elephant populations. The decisions were adopted by consensus and Canada did not to block consensus.

18.14: Transfer Greater stick-nest rat from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Greater stick-nest rat from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.15: Transfer Shark bay mouse from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Shark Bay mouse from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.16: Transfer False swamp rat from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the False swamp rat from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.17: Transfer Central rock rat from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer of Central rock rat from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.18: Include Reeves's pheasant in Appendix II

Proponent

China

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the Reeve's pheasant in Appendix II. This species has been assessed by IUCN as Vulnerable with declines of at least 50% in the last two generations, and trade levels that could have a relatively high impact on the species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.19: Transfer Black crowned-crane from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal

Result

Adopted

This proposal to transfer the Black-crowned crane from Appendix II to Appendix I was adopted by consensus. Canada was opposed to this proposal because the species does not meet the biological criteria for listing on Appendix I, but did not block consensus.

18.20: Transfer Lesser rufous bristlebird from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Lesser rufous bristlebird from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.21: Transfer Long-billed bristlebird from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Australia

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Long-billed bristlebird from Appendix I to Appendix II, consistent with the recommendation of the Animals Committee as a result of the Periodic Review conducted for this species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.22: Transfer American crocodile (population of Mexico) from Appendix I to Appendix II

Proponent

Mexico

Result

Amended proposal adopted

This proposal sought to transfer the American crocodile (population of Mexico) from Appendix I to Appendix II. Mexico proposed an amendment to include an annotation of zero export quota for wild specimens for commercial purposes to accompany Appendix II listing, in order to allow time for refinement of their management programme for this species. Canada supported the amended proposal, which was adopted by consensus.

18.23: Include Garden lizards in Appendix I

Proponent

Sri Lanka

Result

Withdrawn

The proponent withdrew its proposal to list two garden lizard species, Calotes nigrilabris and Calotes pethiyagodai, on Appendix I, at the meeting, prior to it being discussed by the Parties.

18.24: Include Horned lizards in Appendix I

Proponent

Sri Lanka

Result

Amended proposal adopted

The proponent decided to amend its proposal to include Ceratophora karu, C. erdeleni and C. tennentii in Appendix I, and C. aspera and C. stoddartii in Appendix II with an annotation of zero export quota for wild specimens for commercial purposes. Canada supported the amended proposal, which was adopted by consensus.

18.25: Include Pygmy lizards in Appendix I

Proponent

Sri Lanka

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to list two pygmy lizards (Cophotis dumbara and Cophotis ceylanica) on Appendix I. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.26: Include Hump-nosed lizard in Appendix I

Proponent

Sri Lanka

Result

Amended proposal adopted

Sri Lanka and the European Union proposed an amendment to include the species in Appendix II with a zero export quota for wild specimens for commercial purposes, instead of the original proposal to include the species in Appendix I. The amended proposal was adopted by consensus. Canada was opposed to an Appendix I listing but supported the proposal as amended because of the species’ small distribution, possible declines, and ongoing trade.

18.27: Include Leopard geckos (populations of China and Viet Nam) in Appendix II

Proponent

China, European Union and Viet Nam

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include 13 species of the genus Goniurosaurus (tiger geckos or leopard geckos) from China and Viet Nam in Appendix II. Canada also supported the annotation required to exclude the species native in Japan from the listing. These species have been known in the international pet trade since the 1990s with newly described species quickly found in markets.

18.28: Include Tokay gecko in Appendix II

Proponent

European Union, India, Philippines and United States of America

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought for the inclusion of Tokay gecko in Appendix II. The proposal was adopted by vote (Yes 103, No 17, Abstain 18). Canada supported this proposal because there is evidence of declines in several countries and there are high levels of international trade.

18.29: Include Grenadines clawed gecko in Appendix I

Proponent

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the Grenadines clawed gecko in Appendix I. It is a rare species that has been increasingly found in trade since it was first described in 2005. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.30: Include Grandidier's Madagascar ground gecko in Appendix II

Proponent

European Union and Madagascar

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the Grandidier's Madagascar ground gecko in Appendix II. The species has been found in the pet trade in increasing numbers since the late 2000s. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.31: Include Spiny-tailed iguanas in Appendix II

Proponent

El Salvador and Mexico

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the genus Ctenosaura (comprised of 18 spiny-tailed iguana species) in Appendix II. Several Ctenosaura species have experienced significant population declines, and many have disappeared in areas where they were previously abundant. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.32: Include Spider-tailed horned viper in Appendix II

Proponent

Iran

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the recently-discovered Spider-tailed horned viper in Appendix II. It is a rare species and there is strong evidence of harvesting for international trade. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.33: Transfer Bourret's box turtle from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Viet Nam

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Bourret's box turtle from Appendix II to Appendix I. This listing was subject to the Animals Committee Review of Significant trade and Periodic review processes resulting in a recommendation for inclusion in Appendix I. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.34: Transfer Vietnamese box turtle from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Viet Nam

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Vietnamese box turtle from Appendix II (where it was listed with zero export quota from the wild for commercial purposes) to Appendix I. This listing was subject to the Animals Committee Review of Significant trade and Periodic review processes resulting in a recommendation for listing in Appendix I. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.35: Transfer Annam leaf turtle from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Viet Nam

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Annam leaf turtle from Appendix II to Appendix I. There is demand for this species in international trade. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.36: Transfer Star tortoise from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Bangladesh, India, Senegal and Sri Lanka

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to transfer the Indian star tortoise from Appendix II to Appendix I. There is evidence that wild harvest for the international pet trade market is significant, and is the primary threat. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.37: Transfer Pancake tortoise from Appendix II to Appendix I

Proponent

Kenya and United States of America

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to transfer the Pancake tortoise from Appendix II to Appendix I. The proposal was adopted by vote (Yes 105, No 10, Abstain10). Canada supported this proposal because the species meets the biological criteria for Appendix I, and a principal threat to the species is high numbers of wild animals in the international pet trade.

18.38: Include Glass frogs in Appendix II

Proponent

Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras

Result

Rejected

This proposal sought to include over 100 species of glass frogs from four genera (Hyalinobatrachium spp., Centrolene spp., Cochranella spp., and Sachatamia spp.) in Appendix II. The proposal was rejected by vote in Committee I (Yes 75, No 40, Abstain 11). The Parties voted in favour to open the discussion during the plenary session and this proposal was again rejected by vote (Yes 83, No 46, Abstain 11). Canada listened carefully to debate particularly regarding the evidence that international trade poses a significant or growing threat to the species and decided not to support the proposal.

18.39: Include Spiny newts in Appendix II

Proponent

China

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include two Spiny newts (Echinotriton chinhaiensis and Echinotriton maxiquadratus) endemic to China in Appendix II. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.40: Include Asian warty newts in Appendix II

Proponent

China and European Union

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal us to include 13 Asian warty newts (the whole genus Paramesotriton) in Appendix II. Eight species are commercially traded as pets and the remaining five species are listed as look-alike species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.41: Include Crocodile newts in Appendix II

Proponent

China and European Union

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include 25 Crocodile newts (the whole genus Tylototriton) in Appendix II. Seventeen species are commercially traded as pets and the remaining eight species are listed as look-alike species. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.42: Include Mako sharks in Appendix II

Proponent

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, European Union, Gabon, Gambia, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Samoa, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Togo

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to include Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in Appendix II as well as Longfin mako (Isurus paucus), for its similar appearance to Shortfin mako (look-alike species). The proposal was adopted by secret vote (Yes 102, No 40, Abstain 5). Canada decided to take a precautionary approach and support this proposal based on new preliminary information suggesting that certain parts of the distribution may be at greater risk to fishing pressure than previously thought.

18.43: Include Guitarfishes in Appendix II

Proponent

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, European Union, Gabon, Gambia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Monaco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo and Ukraine

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to list two species of Guitarfishes, Blackchin guitarfish and Sharpnose guitarfish, in Appendix II. The proposal also sought to include four other species of Guitarfishes in Appendix II as look-alike species. The proposal was adopted by secret vote (Yes 109, No 30, Abstain 4). Canada supported the proposal.

18.44: Include Wedgefishes in Appendix II

Proponent

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo and Ukraine

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to include two species of Wedgefishes in Appendix II and to include eight other species of Wedgefishes in Appendix II as look-alike species. The proposal was adopted by secret vote (Yes 112, No 30, Abstain 4). Canada supported the proposal.

18.45: Include Teatfish (sea cucumbers) in Appendix II

Proponent

European Union, Kenya, Senegal, Seychelles and United States of America

Result

Amended proposal adopted

This proposal sought to include three species of Teatfish (Holothuria  fuscogilva, Holothuria  nobilis and Holothuria whitmaei) in Appendix II. The proponents amended the proposal to include a one-year delay for implementation. The amended proposal was adopted by secret vote (Yes 108, No 30, Abstain 7). Because of the amendment for delayed implementation, this Appendix II listing will enter into effect August 28, 2020. Canada supported the proposal as amended. 

18.46: Include Ornamental spiders in Appendix II

Proponent

Sri Lanka and United States of America

Result

Adopted

This proposal to include ornamental spiders of the genus Poecilotheria in Appendix II was adopted by consensus. Although Canada did not hear significant additional evidence on the proportion of captive bred specimens or the impact of international trade on wild specimens, given the proposal was supported by the range states of the species, Canada did not block consensus.

18.47: Include Mindoro peacock swallowtail in Appendix I

Proponent

Philippines and European Union

Result

Adopted

Canada supported the inclusion of the Mindoro peacock swallowtail (Achillides chikae hermeli) in Appendix I as a look-alike species to better protect the Appendix I Papilio chikae. In addition, Papilio chikae was renamed Achillides chikae chikae to conform to new nomenclature.

18.48: Include Riverside swallowtail in Appendix I

Proponent

Brazil

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to include the Riverside swallowtail in Appendix I. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.50: Include Mulanje cedar in Appendix II without annotation

Proponent

Malawi

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to list Widdringtonia whytei (Mulanje cedar) in Appendix II and was adopted by consensus. Canada listened carefully to the discussion, in particular regarding additional information indicating international trade was occurring and affecting the survival of this species. Such information was provided in Committee and in an information document. On that basis, Canada decided to support the proposal.       

18.51: Delete North Indian rosewood from Appendix II

Proponent

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal

Result

Rejected

This proposal sought to delete Dalbergia sissoo (North Indian rosewood) from the Appendix II genus-level Dalbergia listing. The proposal was rejected by vote (Yes 30, No 74, Abstain 13). Canada opposed the proposal because at CoP17, the Appendix II listing of the genus Dalbergia included Dalbergia sissoo as a look-alike species, and no evidence was presented in this proposal to suggest the species did not meet that criterion.

18.52: Amend Annotation #15 for Rosewoods, Palisanders and Bubingas

Proponent

Canada and European Union

Result

Amended proposal adopted

Canada submitted this proposal to amend Annotation #15 following agreement of the Standing Committee on text that could be used to amend the existing annotation. This annotation applies to rosewood species (most Dalbergia spp. and three Guibourtia species). Following in-session working group discussions, the proposal was amended to refine the annotation and to include definitions proposed in an information document. The amended proposal was adopted by consensus. Canada supported the proposal as amended. 

18.53: Expand the scope of the Annotation for African rosewood, Afrormosia (currently Annotation #5) to include plywood and transformed wood

Proponent

Côte d'Ivoire and European Union

Result

Adopted

Canada supported this proposal to replace Annotation #5: Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, which applied to Pericopsis elata (African rosewood) with a new annotation (Annotation #17: Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, and transformed wood). The new annotation, and inclusion of a definition for the term ‘transformed wood’ in the interpretation section of the CITES Appendices, was adopted by consensus.

18.54: Include African padauk in Appendix II without annotation

Proponent

Malawi

Result

Amended proposal adopted

The proposal sought to list Pterocarpus tinctorius (African padauk) in Appendix II without an annotation. The proponent amended the proposal to include Annotation #6, to limit controls to logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood. Canada supported the amended proposal, taking into consideration the positions of range States and the addition of the annotation. The amended proposal was adopted by consensus.  

18.55: Amend annotation #4 for Bitter aloe

Proponent

South Africa

Result

Adopted

This proposal sought to amend the annotation for Bitter aloe to exclude finished products of the species from regulation under CITES. The European Union proposed a set of decisions aimed at understanding if the exemptions have had any impact on the population. Canada supported the proposal following consideration of the information presented about the risks to the species that might result from the exemption of finished products, and the proposed decisions. The amended proposal was accepted by consensus.

18.56: Amend Annotation #16 “Seeds, fruits, oils and living plants" to the listing of Grandidier's baobab in Appendix II by deleting reference to live plants.

Proponent

Switzerland

Result

Adopted

Canada supported the proposed amendment to Annotation #16, the annotation for Adansonia grandidieri (Grandidier's baobab) from Seeds, fruits, oils and living plants to: Seeds, fruits and oils. The proposal was adopted by consensus.

18.57: Include Spanish cedar and all other species in the genus Cedrela in Appendix II

Proponent

Ecuador

Result

Amended proposal adopted

This proposal sought to include Cedrela odorata (Spanish cedar), and all other species of the genus Cedrela, in Appendix II, with no annotation. The proponent amended the proposal to include Annotation #6 to limit controls to logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood, added a note to clarify it is limited to the “Populations of the Neotropics” and requested an implementation delay of 18-months. After considering the positions of range States and the addition of the annotation Canada supported the proposal, but with a 12-month delay in implementation. The amended proposal was adopted by consensus.  Because of the amendment for delayed implementation of 12 months, this Appendix II listing will enter into effect August 28, 2020.

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