World Resources Institute, Washington DC
Mark your calendars for the Summer 2016 Semi-annual Members Meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance!
The next and last membership meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance will take place on July 6th and 7th 2016 in Washington, DC. We would like to share some updates about meeting content and logistics with you, as well as the link for registration.
AGENDA AND LOGISTICS:
You can find the draft agenda and logistical information about our upcoming meeting here. This summer’s meeting will focus primarily on the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), while we plan for the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP17) in September. Specific topics will include updates on issues surrounding illegally traded CITES-listed species, government proposals to list specific species through CITES and current technologies to aid CITES and enforcement bodies in wood identification.
With our beautiful renovation complete, we will be holding this summer’s FLA meeting at WRI in our new, large conference facility:
Harmon Center, Suite 800 (8th floor)
10 G St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
The registration link is here: Online Registration Form
Both days of the meeting will have remote participation capability. More information for accessing the meeting remotely will made be available closer to the meeting dates.
We expect this to be a very exciting meeting and we look forward to your participation. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.
- Malagasy Precious Hardwoods: Scientific and technical assessment to meet CITES objectives - Laura Vary, World Resources Institute
- Wood Identification Technologies for CITES Implementation - Alex Wiedenhoeft, U.S. Forest Service
- Phytochemical Analysis of Timbers Using Direct Analysis in Real Time, Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (DART TOFMS) - Kristen Finch: Oregon State University; Edgard Espinoza, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- World Bank Support to the CITES Action Plan in Madagascar - Giovanni Ruta, World Bank
- Molecular identification of Malagasy Dalbergia species (rosewoods) - Sonja Hassold, ETH Zurich
- A case for listing 13 timber species of Dalbergia native to Mexico and Central America under CITES Appendix II - Isabel Camarena, Comisión Nacional Para El Conocimiento Y Uso De La Biodiversidad (CONABIO)
- Global Status of Hongmu Producing Species – Dalbergia and Pterocarpus - Karen Winfield, Global Eye
- Pericposis elata Exports from the DRC - Melissa Blue Sky, Center for International Environmental Law
- Key timber issues at CITES CoP17 - Milena Sosa Schmidt, CITES
- Madagascar’s progress in the implementation of the CITES action plan on Wood ID - Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, University of Antananarivo
- Worldwide Trade in Timber Products - The Identification Challenge - Peter Gasson, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
- ICCWC Guidelines for Forensic Timber Analysis - Shelley Gardner, U.S. Forest Service International Programs