AGENDA

EXECUTIVE TABLE                                                                        Room: Enchantment A&B

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Trevor Swerdfager, Director General, Canadian Wildlife Service

            Mexico        Dr. Olga Ojeda Cardenas, Chief, Coordination Unit for International Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

            USA           Steve Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

REPORTER:            Herbert Raffaele, Chief, Division of International Conservation, USFWS

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

 

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 


1.                  Countries’ updates

 

2.                  CITES table report (Herb Raffaele, USFWS)

 

3.                  Report on the RAMSAR 8 COP in Valencia, Spain (Herb Raffaele, USFWS)

 

4.                  Tri-national NABCI Committee update

 

5.                  North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Biodiversity Conservation Working Group and the Biodiversity Strategy for North America:

a.                   NACEC’s Secretariat update report

b.                  BCWG members’ perspective report (Marshall Jones, Chair, BCWG)

 

6.                  U.S. State Agencies’ report and update on the Borderlands Act of 2003 (Arizona)

 

7.                  Condor Reintroduction Program report (Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra, INE)

 

8.         Guadalupe Island conservation plan (Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra, INE)

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    LUNCH

 

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

            Option 1:    Continue discussions on agenda items 1-8, if needed

 

            Option 2:    Join working tables & consult with Co-Chairs on restructuring the Trilateral Committee meeting in preparation of Thursday’s discussions

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

 

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 

8.                  Discussion of the Trilateral Committee structure

a.                   Review current structure

b.                  Review new proposed tools to enhance Trilateral operations:


     Distribution of a questionnaire to tables’ participants

     Review suggested format for submitting agenda items in the future


 

            c.         Mexico’s proposal for re-structuring the Trilateral Committee meeting

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    LUNCH

 

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.   

 


 

9.                  Ten-year Anniversary of the Trilateral Committee (2005)

a.         Discussion on plans, special events (?)

b.         Creation of a Ten-year Review & Assessment Committee (TRAC)

c.                   Products

 

10.       Consider working table issues that require policy decisions

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TABLE                                                     Room: Fiesta 3 & 4

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Yvan Lafleur, Director, Enforcement Branch, Canadian Wildlife Service

            Mexico        Diana Ponce, Under Attorney for Natural Resources, Attorney General of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA)

            USA           Richard Marks, Chief, Law Enforcement, USFWS

 

REPORTER:            Monica Alegre, PROFEPA, Mexico

TRANSLATOR: Discussions will be held in English

 

 


 

1.                  Review of Law Enforcement table operations

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 


 

2.                  2002 Action Items report

 

3.                  Plant seminar and follow-up actions report

 

4.                  2003 NAWEG budget and upcoming seminar

 

5.                  Report on discussions with INECE, WCO and Interpol on creation of Enforcement Network

 

6.                  Position and involvement of NAWEG in the Enforcement Network

 

7.                  NAWEG special report

 

8.                  JOINT SESSION WITH SHARED SPECIES TABLE                  Room: Pavilion I

            Wednesday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   


 

a.         Illegal trade in plants (e.g., cacti)- Information on the CEC-sponsored Plant Seminar

b.         Eagle feather transport (Canada-US issue)

           


 

9.                  Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table

 

SHARED SPECIES TABLE                                                             Room: Pavilion I

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Lynda Maltby, Director, Species at Risk, CWS

            Mexico        Mauro Reyna, Deputy Director, International Agreements, DGVS, SEMARNAT

                        USA           Susan Jewell, Division of Threatened & Endangered Species, USFWS

 

REPORTER:            Doug Krofta, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USA

TRANSLATOR: Jesus Franco, Texas Parks and Wildlife, USA

 

 


 

1.                  Review of Shared Species table operations


 

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 


 

2.                  How Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA) affects efforts for shared species conservation

 

3.                  Permit guidance- facilitating US-MX cross-border species transport

 

4.                  Sonoran Joint Venture

 

5.                  Terrestrial Species:

a.                   Sonoran pronghorn

b.                  Black-footed ferret

c.                   Black-tailed prairie dog

d.                  Jaguar (outreach, border fences)

e.                   Ocelot

f.                    US-MX amphibians and reptiles

g.                   Star cactus

h.                   Bats (including Texas Management Plan)

 

6.                  Marine Species:

a.                   Kemp’s ridley (new Mexico gillnet law)

b.                  Leatherback/ loggerhead turtles in the North Atlantic:


 

     Identify & encourage reps to attend NMFS 2003 technical conference

     By-catch (long-line fisheries) experiment


 

            c.         Leatherback turtles: identify Mexico rep to work with DFO & NMFS

            d.         Gray whale mortality: share contingency plans and establish data sharing protocol

            e.         Killer whale protection & management tools: ESA, MMPA, SARA (DFO & NMFS)

            f.          Request for sharing of updates/ outcomes of the Hawksbill protocol meeting, Florida

            g.         Humpback whale: proposal for collaborative research & technical/information exchange in the North Pacific and North Atlantic (NMFS)

           

 

7.         JOINT SESSION WITH MIGRATORY BIRDS               Room: Pavilion I, II, III

            Wednesday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

            a.         Peregrine falcons- is Mexico issuing falconry permits?

b.         California condor

c.         Burrowing owl

d.         Piping plover- oil spill response

e.         West Nile virus and New Castle’s disease (DGVS, Mexico)

 


 

8.                  JOINT SESSION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT             Room: Pavilion I      

            Wednesday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

            a.         Illegal trade in plants (e.g., cacti)- Information on the CEC-sponsored Plant Seminar

b.         Eagle feather transport (Canada-US issue)

 

9.         Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table


 

 

MIGRATORY BIRD TABLE                                                          Room: Pavilion II & III

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Steve Wendt, Chief, Migratory Bird Conservation, CWS

            Mexico        Eleazar Loa Loza, Director, Office of Attention to Users, DGVS, SEMARNAT

            USA           Brian Millsap, Chief, Migratory Bird Management Office, USFWS

 

REPORTER:            Cyndi Perry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USA

TRANSLATOR:

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

1.                  Introductions/ Review of Migratory Bird table operations                       (20 minutes)

 

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 

 

2.                  Migratory Bird Table functions                                                  (1 hour)

 

     Review of progress on 2002-2003 Action Items

     Discussion of mechanism for improving follow-up

 

3.         Presentation by the Tri-National NABCI Committee                      (20 minutes)

a.         Update on status on MOU for Conservation of North American Birds

            and their Habitat: Action Plan

b.         Tri-national demonstration projects

c.         Report on regional NABCI workshop in Mexico- next steps

d.         Update on Mexican distribution maps project (NABCI, CONABIO, UNAM)

e.         Update on the project to evaluate the conservation status of Mexican birds (SAWG-NABCI, CONABIO-Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

 

4.         White-winged dove project report & bird band request                         (20 minutes)

            (Renato Filizola & Jay Roberson, Texas Parks and Wildlife)                                         

 

11:00 a.m.       BREAK

 

11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

5.         Monitoring aquatic birds in Mexico & steps towards implementation (45 minutes)                                

            a.         Standardizing methods

            b.         Coordination mechanisms

            c.         Status of US documents on Mexico’s modifications to winter census

            d.         Status of permits for quarterly census & availability of information

 

6.         Toll-free telephone Bird Band Reporting Network in Mexico     (15 minutes)

             (Jeff Haskins)

 

7.         2003 NAWMP update: state of development in each country    (10 minutes)

            (David Smith & Steve Wendt)

 

8.         Update on FWS implementation of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Act                        

            (David Smith)                                                                                       (10 minutes)

 

9.         Update on research projects in Mexico, and reports for U.S. and Canadian workers (Brian Millsap & Garry Donaldson)                                           (25 minutes)

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    LUNCH

 

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

10.       JOINT SESSION WITH SHARED SPECIES                    Room: Pavilion I, II, III

a.             Peregrine falcons- is Mexico issuing falconry permits?

b.         California condor

c.         Burrowing owl

d.         Piping plover- oil spill response

            e.         West Nile virus and New Castle’s disease (DGVS, Mexico)

 

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

11.       Lead poisoning                                                                         (45 minutes)

            a.         Status and progress in Mexico- if intending a process to reduce lead poisoning of waterbirds from lead shot, what assistance can the US and Canada provide?

            b.         Training workshop on lead poisoning of aquatic birds

 

12.       Joint working group on pesticides and birds                                           (10 minutes)

            a.         Review progress

            b.         Report on Action Items identified in 1997

     Assessment of impacts of pesticides in the 3 countries

     Strategies for reducing impacts

     Development of an incidents reporting system

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

 

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 

13.       Mexico’s workshop on electrocution by high-tension wires

 

14.       Painted bunting (Passerine ciris)

 

15.       Education program for hunters in Mexico

 

16.       Mexico’s participation in white goose meetings

 

17.       Coordination with Convention on Migratory Species                 (10 minutes)

            (Steve Wendt)

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    LUNCH

 

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

18.       Follow-up discussion on Invasive Species plenary                                 (1 hour)

 

19.       West Nile virus & New Castle’s disease (DGVS, Mexico)

 

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

20.       Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table

 

 

PROTECTED AREAS & WETLANDS TABLE                Room: Enchantment E & F

 

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Ken Harris, Chief, Habitat Conservation, CWS

            Mexico        Dr. Ernesto Enkerlin, President, National Commission for Natural Protected Areas of Mexico

            USA           Thomas Stewart, Chief, Division of Natural Resources, National Wildlife Refuge System, FWS

 

REPORTER:            Jonathan Putnam,  National Park Service, USA

TRANSLATOR: Angelica Narvaez, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City

 

 

1.         Review of Protected Areas & Wetlands table operations                      

 

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 

2.         Sister Protected Areas program

 

3.         Training and capacity building

 

4.         Standardized monitoring criteria and methodologies

 

5.         Monarch butterfly issues

 

6.         Ecotourism

 

7.         Infrastructure prototypes (design, construction, & maintenance)

 

8.         Emergency response management (fire fighting, training, etc.)

 

9.         Marine protected areas

 

10.       Wetlands issues:

            a.         Report from the RAMSAR meeting in Valencia, Spain

            b.         Report from NAWCA

            c.         Mexican proposal on a cooperative program for wetlands classification methods and training

            d.         Mexican proposal for a shorebirds hemispheric network

 

11.       Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table

 

 

 

BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION TABLE                       Room: Enchantment C & D

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Guy Rochon, Senior International Biodiversity Coordinator, CWS

            Mexico        Dr. Laura Arriaga, Director, Analysis and Priorities, CONABIO

            USA           Barbara Bauldock, Director, International Informatics Program, USGS

                              (Acting Co-Chair: William Gregg, Director, International Affairs, USGS)

 

REPORTER:            Andrea Grosse, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

TRANSLATOR: Andrea Grosse, USGS, USA

 

 

Wednesday, April 29

1.         Review of Protected Areas & Wetlands table operations                      

 

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 

2.         Update on regional/global biodiversity initiatives

            a.         Global Biodiversity Information Facility

     Developing national nodes

     Strategy for a North American contribution to GBIF

b.         North American Biodiversity Information Network

     Goals under the current CEC workplan

     Status of harmonization of REMIB & The Species Analyst

c.         Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network

     Mid-project review of Global Environmental Facility grant project

 

3.         Update on national biodiversity information initiatives

            a.         Mexico: REMIB

            b.         Canada: CBIN

            c.         US: NBII

 

4.         ITIS North America

 

5.         Trilateral website update

 

6.         Communications

            a.         My.NBII.gov and/or CIRCA (from GBIF) as communications tool?

            b.         International Biodiversity Day (May 22)

 

7.         Follow up discussions from Invasive Species plenary

 

8.         Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table

 

 

WILDLIFE WITHOUT BORDERS TABLE                                  Room: Boardroom East

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Mexico        Irene Pisanty, Advisors Coordinator, National Institute of Ecology

            USA           Melida Tajbakhsh, Division of International Conservation, USFWS

 

REPORTER:            Jean Schlegel, Division of International Conservation, USFWS

TRANSLATOR: Melida Tajbakhsh, USFWS

 

 

Meeting only on Wednesday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

1.         Review of Wildlife Without Borders table operations                

 

     Distribution of questionnaire

     Distribution of format for submission of agenda items

 

2.         Presentation of the 2000-2002 Wildlife Without Borders-Mexico report

 

3.         Delivery to SEMARNAT of the 2003-2004 grant agreements

 

4.         Discussion of the 2003 “Diplomado” for Mexican managers

 

5.         Discussion of elks project

     Requests for wildlife from Mexico to U.S. state agencies: how to ensure that

      requests are endorsed by federal authorities in Mexico?

 

6.         Review status of 2002 projects (expire May 2003) and develop a joint monitoring & evaluation plan for 2003

 

7.         U.S. state agencies present evaluation activities and plans

 

8.         Funding priorities for 2004-2005 grants cycle

 

9.         Review funding process (project selection, grant preparation, new format, timetable)

     Mexico and states’ input on Call for Proposals

     Mexico and states’ input on Ranking Sheet

     Discuss disbursement of funds to Mexican grantees

 

10.       Status of the Borderlands Act of 2003

 

11.       10-year joint evaluation of the program

 

12.       10-year anniversary of the program in 2004 (events, activities, products)

 

13.       Preparation of the 2003-2004 Action Items report for the Executive Table

 

 

CITES TABLE

 


CO-CHAIRS:

            Canada       Lynda Maltby, Director, Species at Risk, CWS

            Mexico        Jose Maria Reyes, Director, Promotion, Regional Development & Field Operations, DGVS

            USA           Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, USFWS

 

 

The CITES working table will not meet due to the 49th Standing Committee Meeting to be held in Geneva, Switzerland April 21-25, 2003.  CITES table Co-Chairs will submit a joint 2003-2003 report to the Executive table at the 2003 Trilateral Committee Meeting.