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CITES ban partially lifted

posted on 25/08/2002: 1992 views

The General Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) has partially lifted the ban imposed on the UAE, nullifying its recommendation to suspend trade in specimens of CITES species. The move allows the UAE to transport live birds of prey for non-commercial purposes. The CITES Standing Committee decided on April 9 to withdraw its recommendation to suspend trade in specimens of CITES species with the UAE in three phases:

Phase 1: With regard to trade for non-commercial purposes other than movements of live birds of prey, the recommended suspension was withdrawn immediately;

Phase 2: With regard to trade in live birds of prey for non-commercial purposes, the recommended suspension was to be withdrawn when the registration of birds of prey was complete and this had been verified by the Secretariat.

Phase 3: With regard to commercial trade, the recommended suspension shall be reconsidered at the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee, scheduled for November in Chili.

The Secretariat conducted a verification mission to the UAE from July 27 to August 1, during which it inspected the registration system that has been put in place and visited owners and keepers of birds of prey on a randomly selected basis. The Secretariat was satisfied that the United Arab Emirates had fulfilled the undertaking it made to the Standing Committee regarding a registration system.

"The Secretariat hereby notifies the Parties that Phase 2 is complete and the recommendation to suspend trade in live birds of prey for non-commercial purposes is withdrawn with immediate effect," said a statement issued by CITES. The UAE has introduced a 'passport' system to facilitate the frequent cross-border movement of personally owned falcons. (The Gulf News)


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