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Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

13-25 March 2010 | Doha, Qatar

CITES CoP15CITES CoP15 will convene in Doha, Qatar, from 13-25 March 2010. CoP15 will review progress in the conservation of species listed in the Appendices, including: great apes, Asian big cats, Tibetan antelope, corals and agarwood-producing taxa.  It will consider proposals to amend the lists of species in Appendices I and II, including the proposals to: transfer the polar bear (Ursus maritimus)from Appendix II to Appendix I; transfer the population of elephants (Loxodonta africana) of the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia from Appendix I to Appendix II for specific purposes; list  Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) under Appendix I; and list different shark species under Appendix II.

It will also: consider discussion documents and reports from the Parties, the permanent committees, the Secretariat and working groups; recommend measures to improve the effectiveness of the Convention; and make provisions necessary to allow the Secretariat to function effectively.

Due to funding constraints, IISD RS will only be publishing a summary and analysis of the conference, which will be available on this page on Sunday, 28 March 2010.
L-R: Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Abdulla bin Mubarak bin Aboud Al-Madadi, Minister of the Environment, Qatar, and Willem Wijnstekers, Secretary-General, CITES

Fun Wen Wei and Lu Xiaoping, China 

Kenya delegation

Qatar delegation

Uganda delegation

L-R: Wilbur Dovey, New Zealand, Chair of Committee II  and Jonathan Barzdo, CITES Secretariat.

CoP15 Behind the Scenes: CITES Secretariat staff hard at work

Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico

The US introducing the Shark proposals

Tanzania delegation introducing African elephant proposal

Patricia Anwori, Pan African Wildlife Conservation Network, during the heated discussions on the African elephant proposals

Sabri Zain, TRAFFIC,  intervening on bushmeat

Juan Carlos Vasquez, CITES Secretariat

Mali delegate

Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer, receiving award

Committee I and II reporting back to plenary on wednesday

John Scanlon, new CITES Secretary-General

Giannina Santiago Cabarcas, Colombia

Swaziland intervening on budget
Kate Neville, ENB with Hugh Robertson, New Zealand
Thomas Althaus (with Willem Wijnstekers) receives CITES gold pin for his service as Animals Committee Chair
Laura Russo, ENB and French delegation
Related Links

CITES resources
CITES CoP15 Information Documents
CITES CoP15 Official Documents

General resources
Traffic CoP15 Information Page
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre
2010 Biodiversity Target
2010 International Year of Biodiversity


IISD RS resources

IISD RS summary and analysis of the Fifty-eighth Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee (SC58), 6-10 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Twenty-fourth Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Animals Committee (AC24), 20-24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Eighteenth Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee (PC18), 7-21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES SC57, 14-18 July 2008, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES PC17 and AC23, 15-23 April 2008, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of CITES CoP14, 3-15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES SC54, 2-6 October 2006, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES AC22, 7-13 July 2006, Lima, Peru (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES PC16, 3-8 July 2006, Lima, Peru (English: HTML - PDF)
(Spanish: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES AC21, 20-25 May 2005, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of CITES PC15, 17-21 May 2005, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of CITES CoP13, 2-14 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand
IISD RS archive of CITES meetings
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