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Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties - Johannesburg (South Africa),
24 September - 5 October 2016

The EU takes first steps in the implementation of the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking

Today the EU and its Member States tabled an ambitious set of proposals ahead of the next meeting of the CITES Convention, which will take place from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg. The EU is proposing to extend the CITES protection to a number of species imported into the EU, notably as pets. It is proposing actions to ensure the protection of rosewood and a number of marine species, including eels. The proposals also aim to increase transparency in the functioning of the CITES Convention, fight corruption and set up standards applying to international trade in hunting trophies of species such as lions. The EU will be consulting with CITES Parties in the coming weeks to ensure a successful meeting at CITES CoP17 in September 2016. 

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List of proposals submitted by the EU and its Member States for consideration at CoP 17:

1. Proposals to amend Appendix I or II of the Convention

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2. Proposals for Resolutions and Decisions

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3. Proposals to amend Appendix I or II of the Convention for consideration at CITES CoP17 for which the EU and its Member States have decided to act as co-proponents

  • Inclusion in Appendix II of thresher sharks (Alopias superciliosus, Alopias vulpinus, Alopias pelagicus) – proposal submitted by Sri Lanka
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) – proposal by the Maldives
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of devil's rays (Mobula spp.) – proposal by Fiji
  • Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I of the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) – proposal by Gabon
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of arboreal alligator lizards (Abronia spp.) – proposal by Mexico
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of the Senegalese rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) – proposal by Senegal
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of kevazingo rosewood (Guibourtia tessmannii, G. pellegriniana and G. demeusei) – proposal by Gabon
  • Inclusion in Appendix II of the Masobe gecko (Paroedura masobe) – proposal by Madagascar
  • Inclusion in Appendix I of the turquoise gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi) – proposal by Tanzania
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For further information please consult the webpage of the CITES Secretariat.

 

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