Secretariat staff change

Ger van Vliet retires

On 31 March, Dr Ger van Vliet retired from the Secretariat after 15 years of commitment and hard work. Ger was the CITES Plants Officer until January 2002 and can look back at having succeeded in putting plant issues on the CITES agenda at the same level as animal-related issues. He spent his last years with the Secretariat as its Senior Training Officer, which gave him an opportunity to share his wealth of scientific and practical knowledge of CITES implementation with colleagues around the globe. The Secretariat thanks Ger for his invaluable contributions to species conservation and wishes him a long, healthy and happy retirement.

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