UNCTAD/CITES/PCP side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES AC: Innovative initiatives for the sustainable management of CITES Appendix II listed species
29 April 2014
Veracruz, Mexico

Key Issues

unctad-cites-pcp_350x124.gifThe UNCTAD/CITES/Python Conservation Partnership (PCP) side event at the 27th Meeting of the CITES Animal Committee will be held on 29 April 2014 from 6.15 to 7.45 p.m. at Las Brisas Hotel in Veracruz, Mexico.

The event will focus on innovative and pragmatic approaches for improving the management and trade of CITES listed species.

Key topics of the event will include:

  • the work on python trade in SE Asia undertaken by UNCTAD/CITES and PCP
  • the sustainable harvesting of candelilla in Mexico.

Additionally, participants will discuss UNCTAD and CITES' efforts to highlight the importance of biodiversity and trade in the framework of the process leading to the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

The following publications will be launched at the event:

  • UNCTAD's Toolkits on Morelet's crocodile and Yellow Anaconda
  • PCP’s: “Assessment of Python Breeding Farms Supplying the International High-end Leather Industry

Participants will have the opportunity to network and hold informal discussions during the cocktail that will be served at the end of the session.

Note: The Python Conservation Partnership (PCP) is a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Species Survival Commission Boa and Python Specialist Group). It aims to contribute to the improved sustainability of the python trade and to help facilitate industry-wide change.


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BioTrade Initiative
Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities
Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Palais des Nations, Office E-8022
CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
tel +41 (0)22 917 2116
fax +41 (0)22 917 0247,
email lalen.lleander@unctad.org
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