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17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) of the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

24 September - 5 October 2016 | Johannesburg, South Africa

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Delegates speak informally on the fourth day of the CITES CoP17


CITES CoP17 Committee I met all day, addressing timber, saiga, snake trade, helmeted hornbill and hunting trophies, among other issues. Committee II looked at some agenda items referred to it by the Plenary, as well as a proposal to establish a CoP committee of rural communities.

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Committee I

Delegates during Committee I

Beatrice Khayota, Kenya

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Santiago Dacesio, Argentina

Adrianne Sinclair, Acting Chair,
CITES Plants Committee

César Beltetón, Guatemala

Asghar Mobaraki, Iran

Vương Tiến Mạnh, Viet Nam

Abba Sonko, Senegal

Noel McGough, Nomenclature Specialist

Carolina Caceres, Chair,
CITES Animals Committee

Ronald Orenstein, Humane Society International

Susan Lieberman,
Wildlife Conservation Society, US

Moustafa Fouda, Egypt

Umeed Khalid, Pakistan

Akankwasah Barirega, Uganda

Zafar Mahmudov, Tajikistan

Committee II

Delegates during Committee II

Patrick Omondi, Kenya

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Asser Ndjitezeua, Namibian Association for CBNRM Support Organisations (NASCO)

Abednico Leano Macheme, Botswana

Stephen Mwansa, Zambia

Karla Isabel Acosta Resendi, Mexico

Patrick Gruben, Inuvialut Game Council

Delegates during the session

Marco Pani, Conservation Force

Dickson Kaelo,
Conservation Alliance for Kenya

Benjamin Maenetja, Balepye Community

Louisa Mupetami, Namibia

Ilse Kiessling, Australia

Melvin James, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Kone Salimata, Côte d'Ivoire

Jessica Maria Gálvez-Durand Besnard, Peru

Side Events Throughout the Day

Panel speakers during the InforMEA side event discussing 'Information Innovation for Environments Under Pressure'

Panel speakers during a side event discussing 'Enhancing policy coherence for the trade of legal wildlife products'

Panel speakers during a side event discussing the legal trade of rhino horn

Around the Venue

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, conducts an interview with media

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)
to keep up to date with negotiations

Delegates from Guinea

Peter Bridgewater, University of Canberra

Delegates meet informally

Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP, speaks with delegates

A delegate reads materials between sessions

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