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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Initial Corallium vote - YES!

BREAKING NEWS: we have just witnessed the initial vote on the amended proposal to list Corallium on Appendix II of CITES and it passed!
The vote count was 62 in favor, 28 against, 13 abstentions. That represents 68.89% (66% is the cut-off for the 2/3 majority).
This will need to be confirmed in the plenary session tomorrow/Friday but is tremendously good news!

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