Participants at the Workshop to Discuss Implementation of Madagascar’s Use Plan (“Business Plan”) for Securing and Disposing of Stockpiles of Rosewood and other Precious Woods pose for a photo outside the workshop venue. Photo: R. Hearn
An ITTO co-hosted workshop held recently in Madagascar has started a process for dealing with Madagascar’s stockpiles of precious woods listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
The Workshop to Discuss Implementation of Madagascar’s Use Plan (“Business Plan”) for Securing and Disposing of Stockpiles of Rosewood and other Precious Woods” was convened in the country’s capital, Antananarivo, on 19–21 June 2018. Co-hosted by the Government of Madagascar (Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests) and ITTO, it assembled over 30 stakeholders from the Government of Madagascar, donor/importer country governments, civil society, the private sector, academia and international organizations to provide inputs to a business plan for managing the stockpiles. The Government of Madagascar will submit the business plan to the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in October.