Highlights and images for 21 July 2017



The twenty-ninth meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29) convened in plenary throughout the day on Friday, 21 July, for its final discussions before the joint meeting with the Plants Committee. 

In the morning, the AC discussed the African wild dog, quotas for leopard hunting trophies, African grey parrots from DRC, and progress in the development of an identification guide for the genus Abronia (Alligator lizards). Participants then considered the reports of the working groups, adopting the recommendations from the groups on snakes, nomenclature, sturgeons, and sharks, with various amendments.

A working group on the definition of the term “appropriate and acceptable destinations” met briefly at lunch to organize its intersessional work.

In the afternoon, plenary considered the reports on the Review of Significant Trade, the periodic review, corals, freshwater stingrays, Queen conch, Banggai cardinalfish, and captive breeding.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from the 29th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, Joint Meeting of the CITES Animals and Plants Committees, and 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee. The summary and analysis is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Morning Plenary

Delegates speaking with AC Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland, before the morning plenary

Tom De Meulenaer, CITES Secretariat

Marco Pani, Conservation Force

Daniel Ramadori, Argentina

Charles Tumwesigye, Uganda

Levente Kőrösi, Hungary

Solomon Kyalo, Kenya

Gloria Svampa, Italy

Bernard Pontanier, International Animal Trade Organisation (IATO)

Fakhrul Hatta Musa and Engkamat anak Lading Lading, Malaysia

Mark Jones, Born Free Foundation

Carolina Caceres, Canada

View of the dais during the morning plenary

Afternoon Plenary

AC Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland

Nobuo Ishii, AC representative for Asia

Vin Fleming, AC representative for Europe

Thomasina Oldfield, TRAFFIC

Ann Michels, Species Survival Network

NGOs raising their plates to show their interest in joining a working group

Marcel Calvar Agrelo, AC representative for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Isabel Camarena Osorno, Mexico

Chair Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland, discussing a document with
Tom De Meulenaer, Daniel Kachelriess and Karen Gaynor, CITES Secretariat

Around the Venue


Non-state coalitions