25 No 1

ITTO and CITES: an enduring partnership


In 2004, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) began considering capacity-building efforts to assist countries in implementing the growing number of timber species listings in the CITES Appendices. In early 2005, the CITES Secretariat invited the ITTO Secretariat to collaborate in a joint programme, and the two secretariats worked closely to develop and complete a proposal for donor consideration. Beginning in late 2006, the European Commission (EC), together with other donors, funded the proposal through ITTO’s 2006–2007 work programme. This special edition of the TFU presents some of the outcomes of work undertaken as part of what is now known as the ITTO–CITES Programme for Implementing CITES Listings of Tropical Tree Species.

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Contents of TFU 25 No. 1

• How sustainable is mahogany management?

• Knowing red cedar

• Arresting the decline of agarwood

• Barking up the right tree

• Conservation status of bubinga in Cameroon

• Fellowship report

• Market trends

• ITTO vacancy announcement

• Recent editions

• Meetings