Highlights and images for 25 September 2016

South Africa


CITES CoP17 reconvened Sunday afternoon. After resolving the stalemate on the Rules of Procedure, participants split into two Committees to continue deliberations. Committee I addressed corals and eel, among other topics, while Committee II discussed budget issues, in particular how the Secretariat might meet the demands of the increasing interest and participation in CITES. Working groups met late into the evening, including a closed Asia group on National Ivory Action Plans and the Elephant Trade Information System and a trilateral meeting with Japan, China and the US on coral.

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Main Plenary

View of the dais during plenary

CoP Chair Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Øystein Størkersen, Chair,
Standing Committee

Wendy Jackson, New Zealand

Sabri Zain, TRAFFIC

Isabel Camarena Osorno, Mexico

Clarissa Nina, Brazil

Josef Schmuck, Documentation Center for
Species Protection

Maheshwar Dhakal, Nepal

Hiroyuki Nishiura, Japan

Committee I

Participants in Committee I

Karen Gaynor, Chair, Committee I

Hélène Perier, EU

Mauro Gongora, Belize

Pamela Scruggs, US

Ali Laouel Abbagana, Niger

Firdaus Agung, Indonesia

Committee II

View of the dais during Committee II

Paul Murphy, Australia

Susanne Bengtsson, CITES Secretariat

Jonathan Barzdo, Chair, Committee II

Bruce Weissgold, US

Simon Nemtzov, Israel

Mikhail Malkov, Russian Federation

Around the Venue

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES, shares a moment with CoP Chair Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa

Delegates from Kuwait

Interviews are conducted throughout the day

Delegates meet informally

Delegates between sessions

Around the exhibition venue


Negotiating blocs
European Union