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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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Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I, Daniel Kachelriess, and Tom De Meulenaer, CITES Secretariat


As CITES CoP17 Committees moved through agenda items, several working and drafting groups reported back to the Committees with finalized drafts of decisions and resolutions. Committee I continued consideration of proposal listings, agreeing to all proposals on rosewoods. Meanwhile Committee II looked at illegal trade in cheetah, pangolin trade, rhino and Asian Big Cats, adopting some decisions and deferring others to working groups.

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Committee I

View of the dais in Committee I

Hak Sarom, Cambodia

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Calvin Bernard, Guyana

Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland

Kai-Uwe Denker,
World Conservation Trust

Duangduen Sripotar, Thailand

Bekolo Bekolo, Cameroon

Josef Schmuck, Documentation Center
for Species Protection

SK Khanduri, India

Aurélie Flore Koumba Pambo, Gabon

Dan Challender, International Union
for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Rosemarie Gnam, US

Cosma Wilungula,
Democratic Republic of Congo

Willem Wijnstekers, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

Klamon Hakiouin, Chad

María Elena Sánchez, Species Survival Network

Committee II

View of the plenary in Committee II

Maria Eugenia Correa, Colombia

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Mpho Tjiane, South Africa

Clarissa Nina, Brazil

Lise Jubinville, Canada

Bishan Singh Bonal, India

Craig Hoover, US

Shirley Ramírez Carvajal, Costa Rica

Benson Okita-Ouma, Kenya

Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC

Yunus Ali, Bangladesh

Dehui Zhang, China

Hank Jenkins,
Creative Conservation Solutions

Mick Reilly, Swaziland

Ha Thi Mai Trang, Viet Nam

Side Events Throughout the Day

Tanya Rosen, Panthera, speaks at a side event discussing how the Convention on Migratory
Species (CMS) can provide a complementary tool to CITES

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, speaks at a side event discussing biodiversity and tourism

Around the Venue

Luca Lacitignola, Cyprus, and Ondřej Klouček, Czech Republic

Idah Mupanhanga, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Zimbabwe, and Oppah Chamu Muchinguri, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Zimbabwe

Delegates between sessions

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

Members of the Secretariat speak with a delegate from the US

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