About 60 experts from 11 countries that are Party to CITES were brought together in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during June 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Asia and the Second Regional Workshop on the Management of Wild and Planted Agarwood Taxa, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry with support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) through the CITES Tree Species Programme.
CITES Tree Species Programme is aimed to ensure the sustainable management of rare tree species and their products, to contribute to legal, traceable, and fair trade in products from CITES-listed tree species, to improve and strengthen forest governance, policies for forest management, and enforcement capacity and ensure long-term benefit and to contribute to sustainable economic growth at country level, a healthy private sector, and long-term poverty alleviation.
The meeting reviewed the progress made so far in the implementation of the Programme in the Asian region and through the work on upcoming national projects. During the 3-day meeting, participants were provided a general overview of the CITES Tree Species Programme, the work done in Asia and particularly the on-going efforts in 5 countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam) through the revision and finalization of project proposals.
The Report on the Regional Meeting can be found here.
The Banner for the Regional Meeting can be found here.
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