Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean

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Some 70 experts from 11 Parties were brought together in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean hosted by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The meeting was organized with the support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) through the CITES Tree Species Programme.

The CITES Tree Species Programme aims to ensure the sustainable management of rare tree species and their products and to contribute to the legal, traceable, and fair trade in products from CITES-listed tree species. The Programme is also expected to help improve and strengthen forest governance, policies for forest management, enforcement capacity and ensure long-term benefits to sustainable economic growth at country level through a healthy private sector and long-term poverty alleviation.

Participants were provided a general overview of the CITES Tree Species Programme, the work done in Central and South America and the Caribbean and particularly on trade routes and patterns in the region. Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua explained how they will be implementing their respective projects that will soon be funded under the programme.

The joint meeting with colleagues from INTERPOL provided an opportunity to reinforce the knowledge on identification, marking, traceability and monitoring of timber shipments in the region and to promote synergies and future collaboration in this crucial field of work.

The Report on the Regional Meeting can be found here.

The Banner for the Regional Meeting can be found here.

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Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Central and South America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting

Photo by Tereza Pastore
NIRS Technology

Photo by Myrna Herrera
Dalbergia tucurensis

Photo by Tereza Pastore
Dalbergia nigra

Photo by Jimmy Grogan
Swietenia macrophylla

Photo by Myrna Herrera
Timber with names of 7 CITES Appendix II species

Photo by Myrna Herrera
Dalbergia tucurensis - Seedling

Presentations

Bases para la gestión sostenible de la especie Bulnesia sarmientoi “palo santo” en la Región del Gran Chaco de Argentina – Spanish

Colecciones de Referencia – Spanish

Identificación de la madera CITES – Guía de mejores prácticas para la identificación de madera forense – Spanish

Examen del comercio de especies arbóreas latinoamericanas seleccionadas incluidas en la CITES – Spanish

Programa de la CITES sobre Especies Arboreas – Spanish

Convención sobre el comercio internacional de especies amenazadas de fauna y flora silvestres – Spanish

INTERPOL capacidades y potencialidades de cooperacion en Latinoamerica – Spanish

Programa de árboles CITES: comercio de productos de especies de árboles listados en la región de América Latina / Caribe (LAC) – Spanish

Comienzo de la implementación de proyectos en América Central, del Sur y el Caribe – Spanish

Especies de árboles en la CITES – Spanish

Palabras de apertura – Spanish

Programa CITES sobre especies de árboles – Spanish

Programa CITES sobre especies de árboles – Región América Central, del Sur y el Caribe – Spanish

CITES Trees Program: Trade of products from listed tree species in the Asian region – English, Spanish

Trazabilidad de la madera: una herramienta para el manejo forestal sostenible – Spanish

Analisis Integral de las Especies Arboreas del Genero Dalbergia y Similares a Traves del Laboratorio Forense de Maderas para el Fortalecimiento de la Aplicacion de la CITES en Guatemala – Spanish

Bosques Nativos – Acciones y Ejes Estratégicos de la SAYDS – Spanish