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This report describes progress regarding those action items identified by the working tables as priorities at the 7th annual meeting of the Canada/ Mexico/USA Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management, which took place in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, on April 23–25, 2002.





Time frame

Date Completed

1.Leatherback/loggerhead turtles in the North Atlantic: Canada, the US and Mexico to identify and encourage representatives to attend NMFS technical conference in the Spring of 2003.




2. PROFEPA will identify a representative in Mexico to work with DFO and NMFS on leatherback issues.




3. Agreements: Now that sea turtles are under DGVS, any questions from Canada and the US should be directed to Mauro Ivan Reyna.


(CITES Table)

No action needed

4. 2nd Wider Caribbean Range States Hawksbill Sea Turtle meeting: Mexico and the U.S. will continue coordination on this issue. Mexico will inform the U.S. if they receive a proposal by Cuba to de-list Hawksbill.

(CITES Table)

ongoing - to develop a Regional Strategy

Cuba has withdrawn its proposal

5. 1ST COP of the Inter-American Convention for the Protection of Sea Turtles: Canada is requested to attend the COP as an observer. DFO will work with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department to determine Canada’s position on signing and/or ratifying the Convention.

Canada - DFO
(CITES Table)


1st COP was held but Canada apparently did not attend

6. Gray whale mortality: US (NMFS) to share contingency plans with Mexico (SEMARNAT and PROFEPA) and establish protocols for data sharing.

NMFS/Simona Perry



7. Ocelot: USFWS to include Mexico and Arizona state agency in the recovery planning effort as appropriate (plan revision).

USFWS/Linda Laack

Mexico, AGF, & TPWD are on Tech-nical and Implementa-tion subcommittees of ocelot recovery team.

First meeting scheduled for May 13-15 in Brownsville, TX

8a. Sonoran pronghorn: In 2002, obtain the necessary permits for a bi-national survey of pronghorn populations.

USFWS/Charlie Sanchez
AGF/Jim DeVos

On 12/02, permits to conduct aerial census in Sonora were granted, in coordination with ADGF

surveys completed

Dec. 2002

8b. US and Mexico to conduct assessment of unoccupied but potential habitat for re-introducing Sonoran pronghorn

AGF/J. DeVos

Initiated Dec. 2002, permits for aerial work in Mexico pending


9. Black-footed ferret- U.S. to establish formal communication with the Canadian contact(s)



May 23-24, 2003 (with Pat Fargey and Maria Frank in Canada)

Contact will be established in May 2003

10a. Black-tailed prairie dog - continued support and coordination of efforts between the U.S. and Mexico, and Canada regarding Black-tailed Prairie dog conservation

USFWS/Pete Gober


MX (List 1999,2001), CN (Fargey 1999), US (Used for Finding 2000, Candidate Assessments 2001, Fall 2002)

10b. Contacts for information sharing should be identified by each country.

USFWS/Pete Gober


March 2003 Revision of FWS Btpd contact list

(contact lists are always changing and reflect communication with more than just FWS inasmuch as the States, etc are developing techniques, etc of interest to MX and CN.

10c. The U.S. to involve the state of Chihuahua in recovery efforts as much as possible.

USFWS/Pete Gober


CEC and others participated in the CO grasslands mtg via a presentation covering North American grasslands.

11. Mexican Wolf - U.S. will send Mexico official letter of results of blood test USFWS/, Bryan Arroyo

As soon as possible letter was sent August 1, 2002

12. Thick-billed parrot - Establish contacts for the US and Mexico to discuss a combined proposal involving the appropriate parties.

USFWS/Charlie Sanchez; AGF/Terry Johnson


As soon as possible

Done by CS by Aug. 2002 (AGF, FWS/FO, U. Chihuahua, A. LaFon, E. Enkerlin)

13. Plant species at risk which are of joint interest to be brought forward by Canada , US, and Mexico to the Shared Species Table.

USFWS/S. Jewell


ongoing (Cactus issues discussed at SSWG)
Jan. 29, 2003

(will continue)

14. Golden eagle - US to report on results of survey work, and identify collaboration opportunities with Mexico and Canada.

USFWS/Cyndi Perry

At the next trilateral (2003)

Scope of Work not out yet; will not be done by 2003 Trilateral mtg.

15. Bald Eagle - Mexico will contact Robert Mesta (US) and Steve Wendt (Canada) respecting continued opportunities for collaboration.


U.S./Robert Mesta


July- R. Mesta contacted IMADES about continuing Rio Yaqui work; July- Mesta talked to Pronatura Baja about initiating a BE study in Baja.

16. Eagle-feather transport - Direccion General de Vida Silvestre (Mexico) will coordinate with other agencies in Mexico to develop a mechanism to facilitate cross-border eagle feather transport once information on the nature of transport needs is received from Canada and the US

Mauro Reyna

Mexican legislation dictates guidelines regulate transport within Mexico

FWS/LE continues to work with Mexican govt.

Mexico informed on their guidelines

17. Identify a contact person in the U.S. for Pat Dwyer (Canada)


As soon as possible

Contact provided May 6, 2002; issue was resolved with FWS/LE on Feb. 1, 2003.

18. Light-footed clapper rail - A Mexican contact will be identified in Baja California. US to send proposal to Mexico detailing project plans.


USFWS/Miel Corbett (Jewell)
As soon as possible

Proposal ready; contact iden-tified but is unresponsive (U.S. needs new contact in Mex.)

19. Mid-year meeting in October - CITES and Shared Spp Tables to coordinate on a common time.

USFWS/S. Jewell, Javier. Alvarez


fall 2002
meeting held in January 2003 (without CITES but with their approval)

20. Obtain necessary approvals for transporting CA condors to Mexico for release

USFWS/Miel Corbett

By June 2002

Done (summer 2002)



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