Home > CoP17

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

Highlights for Sunday, 2 October 2016

Download ENB Meeting Reports

Curtain Raiser
24 Sep
25 Sep
26 Sep
27 Sep
28 Sep
29 Sep
2 Oct
3 Oct

Receive our ENB bulletins and reports by email:


Photo Usage Information
Natural Resources Policy & Practice

Receive emailed updates with the news articles above plus related information and announcements from our NATURAL RESOURCES community mailing lists:

Choose Mailing List:
Enter Email Address:
Web CoverageAbout | 24 Sep | 25 Sep | 26 Sep | 27 Sep | 28 Sep | 29 Sep | 2 Oct | 3 Oct | 4 Oct | Summary

Members of the Secretariat speak as the second week of CITES CoP17 gets underway


Delegates applaud the adoption of various resolutions throughout the day

After a much appreciated two-day break, during which several working groups met to hammer out differences, CITES CoP17 Committees reconvened on Sunday. Committee I voted by secret ballot for the uplisting of the African Grey Parrot. Committee II adopted draft decisions on NIAPs and trade in elephant specimens. Committee I reconvened at night for an evening session.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report in English and French from CITES CoP17. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page.

Committee I

View of the dais during Committee I

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

M. Bella Diallo, Guinea

Hugh Robertson, New Zealand

Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele, Nigeria

Ali Mansoor Abbas, Bahrain

Sangay, Bhutan

Ratna Kusuma Sari, Indonesia

Kone Salimata, Côte d'Ivoire

Rhedyn Ollerenshaw, Australia

Kahsay Asgedom, Ethiopia

Heng Sovannara, Cambodia

Tamar Ron, Angola

Aurélie Flore Koumba Pambo, Gabon

Shaikha Al Dhaheri, UAE

Antonella Finis, Panama

Committee II

View of the plenary during Committee II

Bill Clark, Israel

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Zhou Zhihua, China

Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland

Anne St. John, US

Bandar Ibrahim Al-Faleh, Saudi Arabia

Orlando Verrecchia, Ireland

Daniel Kachelriess, CITES Secretariat

Ju Dae-young, Republic of Korea

Clarissa Nina, Brazil

Wendy Jackson, New Zealand

Basile van Havre, Canada

Junya Nakano, Japan

Ida Sletsjøe, Norway

Daaporn Chairat, Thailand

Around the Venue

CITES Secretariat family photo

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

Nadra Nathai-Gyan, Trinidad and Tobago,
with Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico

Delegates from Burkina Faso

Conference staff assist around the venue

Delegates review documents

Delegates take notes during the sessions

Will Travers, Born Free, and Bill Clark, Israel

Kate Harris and Tanya Rosen, Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) with Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Delegates speak informally between sessions

Around the Sandton Convention Centre

Web CoverageAbout | 24 Sep | 25 Sep | 26 Sep | 27 Sep | 28 Sep | 29 Sep | 2 Oct | 3 Oct | 4 Oct | Summary

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).