Highlights and images of main proceedings for 3 October 2016

South Africa

Summary

CITES CoP17 approached the finish line with the Committees wrapping up their work. Proposals to downlist and uplist populations of African elephants were defeated in Committee I, as was the proposal to permit a limited and regulated trade in white rhino horn. Committee II adopted a core budget increase of 0.24% and two additional posts.

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Committee I

View of the plenary during Committee I

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Maxi Pia Louis, Namibian Association of
CBNRM Support Organisation (NASCO)

Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

Daniel Ashe, US

Emmanuel Fundira, Safari Operations

Patrick Omondi, Kenya

Alexander Songorwa, Tanzania

Bishan Singh Bonal, India

Meng Xianlin, China

Marcel van Nijnatten, EU

Bartolomeu Soto, Mozambique

Delegates vote on whether all elephant species should be uplisted to Appendix I

Members of the media following the discussions

Charles Jonga, Campfire Association

Keiji Nakashima, Japan

John Kenena Kassona, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC)

Tony Mudakikwa, Rwanda

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Daniel Fernando, Sri Lanka

Maurice Isaacs, Bahamas

José Manuel Mateo Féliz,
Dominican Republic

Abdulla Naseer, Maldives

Committee II

View of the dais during Committee II

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Armen Petrossian, International Caviar Importers Association

Mohammed Pourkazemi, Iran

Patricia Hurtado, Argentina

Nicolas Roncagliolo, Peru

Laura Noguchi, US

Nathan Herschler, International Fund for Animal Wildlife (IFAW)

Francis Kraigie, South Africa

Carolina Caceres, Canada

Stamatis Varsamos, EU

Around the Venue

Members of the Secretariat prepare for discussions in Committee I

Delegates speak informally throughout the day

Delegates from Burkina Faso

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES,
with Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Delegates network between sessions

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union