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Collaboration to support sustainable trade of tarantulas in North America

Findings of the Tarantula Trinational Trade and Enforcement Workshop Commission for Environmental Cooperation

February 13, 2019 27 pages

Collaboration to support sustainable trade of tarantulas in North America

Findings of the Tarantula Trinational Trade and Enforcement Workshop Commission for Environmental Cooperation

February 13, 2019 27 pages

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The Tarantula Trinational Trade and Enforcement Workshop was organized by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in response to the recommendations of the CEC publication Sustainable Trade in Tarantulas: Action Plan for North America. The workshop was held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, from 27 February to 2 March 2018. The workshop was organized into three separate sessions. The first two days of the workshop consisted of the Trinational Trade Session. The following two days included two concurrent meetings: a Law Enforcement Closed Session, and an IUCN Red List Assessment Session.

The Trinational Trade Session included 16 presentations in nine topics related to the conservation and sustainable trade in North American species of tarantulas that are included in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. In addition, group discussions were held on the challenges and opportunities for promoting legal, sustainable and traceable trade in tarantulas through local community involvement, and on implementing the outstanding recommendations from the tarantula action plan. The workshop participants also visited the Management Unit for the Conservation of Wildlife (UMA) Tarántulas de México. The IUCN Red List Assessment Session was held to generate expert feedback for a new assessment of the tarantula species listed on CITES. The Enforcement Closed Session allowed participants from enforcement agencies to confidentially discuss smuggling methods, intelligence driven enforcement and tarantula trafficking.

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Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Enforcement, Green Economy
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