Highlights and images for 2 October 2016

South Africa


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.

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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