A week to go before the big meeting kicks off, and things are getting hectic.
Still, the printed materials - the IUCN-TRAFFIC Analyses and TRAFFIC Recommendations - are on their way, but whether they'll arrive and clear Customs in time remains to be seen.
Still, the good news is that the Japanese translations of the Recs are already at our hotel, so if all else fails, we can use these for lobbying. A crash course in Japanese might come in handy though.
Last CITES meeting we drove to The Hague; I offered to do the same this time, and I'm sure it would have been a worthwhile experience, but sadly couldn't get the visa to drive through Saudi. Still, I'm sure Qatar Airways will do us proud.