Highlights and images for 26 September 2016

South Africa


CITES CoP17 met throughout the day in Committees. Committee I addressed marine species issues, including sharks and rays, totoaba, queen conch, as well as ebonies, rosewoods and agarwoods. Meanwhile Committee II discussed a wide range of elephant-related agenda items. While many issues, like the closure of domestic ivory markets, were deferred to a working group, others, like the motions to either adopt or continue discussing a Decision-Making Mechanism for a process of trade in ivory were struck down during voting.

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Committee I

View of the dais during Committee I

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Wu Zhongze, China

Antonio Palma Inostroza, Chile

Jürgen Friedrich, EU

Aisake Batibasaga, Fiji

Abba Sonko, Senegal

Atelaite Matoto, Tonga

Moustafa Fouda, Egypt

Hugh Robertson,
CITES Animals Committee

Ilham Atho Mohamed, the Maldives

Bénédicte Jahanita Ndahimananjary, Madagascar

Vanessa Dick, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Mathias Lörtscher, Switzerland

Anne St. John, US

Gianni Ruta, World Bank

Susanne Breitkopf, Environmental Investigation Agency

Committee II

View of the dais during Committee II

Patrick Omondi, Kenya

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Delegates during the session

Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama,
Sri Lanka

Lejo van der Heiden, EU

Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

 Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC

Antonio Manila, the Philippines

Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa

He Jingxin, China

Yap Him Hoo, Singapore

Ahmed Esmaeil Al Hashmi, UAE

Delegates vote for the adoption of a resolution

Øystein Størkersen, Chair, Standing Committee

Sévérin Nsia, Benin

Craig Hoover, US

Oppah Chamu Muchinguri, Minister of Environment,
Water and Climate, Zimbabwe

Delegates during the session

Around the Venue

Delegates enter the venue for the third day of negotiations

Delegates discuss issues relating to Committee II

Delegates from Finland

Delegates between sessions

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) website

Delegates from the EU

Around the exhibition area


Negotiating blocs
European Union