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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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Leanne Wicker, Zoos Victoria, Sharon Kwok Pong, Aquameridian, and Darren Pieterson, African Pangolin Working Group, celebrate the decision to list pangolins under Appendix 1


CITES CoP17 Committees quickly moved through many agenda issues. Committee I agreed to list several species under Appendix I, including all pangolin species. The African lion proposal was deferred to a working group. Committee II agreed to the first dedicated decision on fighting wildlife cybercrime as well as a resolution to combating corruption.

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Committee I

View of the dais during Committee I

Kim Friedman, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Teona Karchava, Georgia

Nicolas Roncagliolo, Peru

Simon Stuart, IUCN

Anton Mezhnev, Russian Federation

Felipe Alencar Da Costa, Brazil

Vanesa Tossenberger, Argentina

Antonita Mollo Vino, Bolivia

Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico

Boundjouw Sama, Togo

M. Bella Diallo, Guinea

Albertina Nzuzi, Angola

Margaret Mwakima, Kenya

Byoungyoon Lee, Republic of Korea

Ted Reilly, Swaziland

Committee II

Participants during Committee II

Juan Carlos Vasquez, CITES Legal Affairs and Compliance

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Sonja Meintjes, South Africa

Stephen Mwansa, Zambia

Bruno Mainini, Switzerland

Iris Ho, Humane Society International

Zhang Shanning, China

Louisa Mupetami, Namibia

Daven Joseph, Antigua and Barbuda

Lawrence Chidi Anukam, Nigeria

Paul Murphy, Australia

Jürgen Friedrich, EU

Bruce Weissgold, US

Arthur Musakwa, Zimbabwe

Melvin James, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Fernando Beltrán, Chile

Grace Ge Gabriel, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Around the Venue

Delegates speak informally before the start of plenary

Members of the Secretariat

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES,
conducts an interview with media

Press conference held with Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa; Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of
Environment and Tourism, Namibia; Oppah Chamu Muchinguri, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate,
Zimbabwe; and Stephen Mwansa, Ministry of Tourism and Arts, Zambia

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II,
speaks with a delegate from the EU

Representatives from the Conservation Alliance for Kenya
prepare for an interview with the media

Students, lecturers and participants of the CITES Master Course gather to give thanks
to former CITES Plants Committee Chair Margarita Clemente Muñoz

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, speaks with Tasha Goldberg and Bo-Alex Fredvik, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Delegates from Mexico

A remote controlled pangolin leaves the negotiating rooms

Delegates between sessions

Conference staff around the venue

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