International Expert Workshop on CITES Non-Detriment Findings
Cancun, Mexico, November 17th to 22nd, 2008
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The main goal of the Workshop was to provide guidance to CITES Authorities relating to the processes, methodologies and information needed to formulate NDFs by building on existing work, so that the central provision that a Non-Detriment Finding required for the export of Appendix I and Appendix II species can be better implemented.


*  Analyse and summarize different approaches and paths followed by Scientific Authorities along the NDF decision making process.

*  Provide Parties with elements that enhance their understanding of what NDFs are and how they can be formulated.

*  To present Workshop results for consideration of CITES Animals and Plants Committees on 2009 where CITES authorities will asses their applicability, possible endorsement and submission for CoP consideration.