At this year's meeting, some of the notable animals added to Appendix I (which are the species considered most endangered), include the African Grey Parrot, all eight species of Pangolin (often called a scaly anteater), and Barbary Macaques. A few of the species added to Appendix II (which are species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may becomed so unless trade is closely controlled) were Silky Sharks, Thresher Sharks and Mobula Rays.
In the plant world, Madagascar's Grandidier's baobab (Adansonia grandidieri) became the first species of giant trees to be listed under Appendix II, which allows trade, but under stringent regulations. All 300 species of rosewood and palisander trees, which are being devastated by the timber trade, were also listed this year on Appendix II.
Of the four species of Tillandsia remaining on Appendix II, Tillandsia mauryana was accepted for removal from Appendix II. Although this species is limited in population, the majority of them are found only in the Metztitlán Gully Biosphere Reserve in Hidalgo, Mexico. The area's management program contains specific actions for the protection of this species and it was proposed that removal from Appendix II would not stimulate trade in wild collection specimens. The full document can be viewed here.
(Interesting for me to read the document, and notice one of my images, without proper credit. The image of T. atroviridepetala, is my image, actually a slide. Another reason to watermark your images).
It should take ninety days (from Oct. 4) to be finalized, and Tillandsia mauryana will be removed from Appendix II. The three remaining Tillandsia species listed in Appendix II are Tillandsia harrisii, T. kammii and T. xerographica.
For more information about all the decisions visit the CITES CoP 17 website.