Groves, Madeleine C.
CITES Implementation Officer
Conventions and Policy
Foreign Language(s):French (basic), Spanish (basic).
Qualifications & Appointments
Kew Diploma (Honours), 1991
Member, UK Wildlife Law Enforcement Working Group (WLEWG)
Member, Tasking and Coordination Group (TCG – UK umbrella wildlife enforcement group headed by Chief Constable Richard Crompton)
Member, Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) and PAW Working Groups (Forensic Working Group, Training and Conference Working Group, Steering Group)
Member, IUCN/SSC Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group (CPSG)
Co-Chair - CITES Plants Committee Intersessional Group on Capacity-building programme for science-based establishment and implementation of voluntary national export quotas for Appendix-II species (Decision 12.91)
UK Government delegate: CITES Meetings of the Conference of the Parties, CITES Technical Committees, European Union Meetings and negotiations.
Support Kew’s role as the UK CITES Scientific Authority for plants, provision of scientific advice, develop and disseminate CITES capacity building tools and training, and lead on CITES timber and enforcement issues.
Work with Kew staff, partners, UK, EU and overseas policymakers, botanical institutions and enforcement officers and agencies worldwide to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Implement RBG Kew’s role as the UK CITES Scientific Authority for plants, in particular the provision of scientific advice to the UK Government on CITES licenses and policy issues. Represent the UK at CITES regional and international fora, including the CITES Plants Committee and Conference of the Parties (CoP). Develop capacity building tools for licensing, policy and enforcement officers focusing on the identification of plant products in trade and plant trade issues with an emphasis on CITES listed timbers. Lead on the provision of CITES scientific advice on plants to UK, EU and international enforcement agencies (e.g. UK Border Agency, UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, UK Police, Animal Health Wildlife Inspectors) and officers and develop training programmes and tools to assist their implementation of CITES and the enforcement of UK wildlife crime priorities.
Selected Recent Publications
- Groves, M. & Roberts, D.L. (2004). Carnivorous plants. In Marinelli, J. (ed.) Plant: The ultimate visual reference to plants and flowers of the world. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Dorling Kindersley. 424-439.
- McGough, H.N., Groves, M., Mustard, M. & Brodie, C. (2004). CITES and plants - a user’s guide, CITES et les plantes - guide de l’utilisateur, CITES y las plantas - guía del usuario. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 254 pp + CD-ROM.
- McGough, H.N., Groves, M., Mustard, M, Sajeva, M. & Brodie, C. (2004). CITES and succulents - a user’s guide, CITES et les plantes succulentes - guide de l’utilisateur, CITES y las suculentas - guía del usuario. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 188 pp + CD-ROM.
Ogden, R., McGough, H.N., Cowan, R.S., Chua, L., Groves, M., McEwing, R. (2008). SNP-based method for the genetic identification of ramin Gonystylus spp. timber and products: applied research meeting CITES enforcement needs. Endang Species Res. 9: 255-261.
Garrett, L., McGough, H.N., Groves, M. & Clarke, G. (2010). CITES & Timber. Ramin. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK.
Selected Earlier Publications
- Determann, R., and Groves, M. (1998). Conservation of Carnivorous Plants and bog communities at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia, USA. Botanic Gardens Conservation News 2: 48-51
- Groves, M., Read, M. & Thomas, B. (eds) (1993). Species Endangered Through Trade – A Role for Horticulture. Fauna and Flora Preservation Society. 62 pp.
- Groves, M. (1993). Good Bulb Guide [pamphlet]. Fauna and Flora Preservation Society.